Ronald Lee Reed
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 6", Weight 215 lb.
- School University of Notre Dame
- High School LaPorte High School
- Debut September 26, 1966
- Final Game September 29, 1984
- Born November 2, 1942 in LaPorte, IN USA
Ron Reed pitched a two-hitter on May 19, 1968 as a member of the Atlanta Braves against the New York Mets. He gave up singles to Art Shamsky and Jerry Martin. He gave up 2 earned runs, walked 5 and struck out 5. The Braves won 3-2. Nolan Ryan was the losing pitcher.
He was primarily a starter with the Braves from 1968 to 1975, but switched to the bullpen with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1976 and saved 102 games over the last 9 years of his career. He was a member of the World Champion 1980 Philadelphia Phillies, posting 2 scoreless innings in the World Series.
Prior to his success on the diamond, Ron was a 3rd round draft pick of the Detroit Pistons, playing two seasons for them from 1965 to 1967. His coach was fellow NBA/MLB dual threat Dave DeBusschere.
- NL All-Star (1968)
- 15 Wins Seasons: 1 (1969)
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 5 (1968, 1969, 1971, 1972 & 1975)
- Won a World Series with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1980