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Tommie D Reynolds (born August 15, 1941 in
Arizona, Louisiana) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. He was signed
by the Kansas City Athletics as an amateur
free agent in 1963, and played for them from 1963 to 1965. He also
played for the New
York Mets (1967), Oakland Athletics (1969), California Angels
(1970-1971), and Milwaukee Brewers (1972).
An average defensive outfielder, Reynolds started in almost half
of his team's games in both 1965 and 1969, usually in left
field. He was also used quite often as a pinch hitter
throughout his career. His busiest and best season was 1969, when
he played in 107 games and made 363 plate appearances
for Oakland. He batted .257 with 2 home runs, 20 RBI, and 51 runs scored.
Career highlights include:
- a pair of 4-hit games...three singles and a double vs.
the Cleveland Indians (September 2,
1965), and three singles and a double vs.
Tigers (August 26, 1969)
- eight 3-hit games, with four of them coming in 1970
- one 4-RBI
game, including a three-run homer against All-Star Mickey Lolich of
Tigers (April 30, 1964)
- a pinch hit home run against All-Star Luis Tiant of the Cleveland
Indians (May 30, 1969)
- hit a combined .424 (36-for-85) against All-Stars Hank Aguirre, Mickey Lolich, Sam McDowell, and Juan Pizarro
His career totals include 513 games played, 265 hits, 12 home
runs, 87 RBI, 141 runs scored, and a lifetime batting average
After his playing career was over, Reynolds served as a coach
for the Oakland Athletics (1989-1995) and the
Louis Cardinals (1996).