From BR Bullpen
Reginald Leslie Cleveland
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 195 lb.
- High School Athol Murray College of Notre Dame
- Debut October 1, 1969
- Final Game September 23, 1981
- Born May 23, 1948 in Swift Current, SK CAN
 Biographical Information
Reggie Cleveland pitched 13 years in the major leagues, winning 105 games. When he first became a starting pitcher in 1971 with the St. Louis Cardinals, the starting rotation consisted of Bob Gibson, Steve Carlton, Jerry Reuss, and Cleveland. Reggie was a valuable member of the Boston Red Sox rotation in 1975, serving as a swingman and posting a 13-9 record as the Bosox won the American League pennant. Cleveland finished his career with the Milwaukee Brewers in the strike-shortened 1981 season.
ESPN columnist Bill Simmons created a list of athletes whose names are incongruent with their race: that is, white players with black-sounding names and vice versa. He called players on his list Reggie Cleveland All-Stars, in honor of this white pitcher with a black-sounding name.
 Notable Achievements
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 4 (1971-1974)
 Further Reading
- Maurice Bouchard: "Reggie Cleveland", in Bill Nowlin and Cecilia Tan, ed.: '75:The Red Sox Team that Saved Baseball, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2015, pp. 65-71. ISBN 978-1-933599-97-7