Sports Analyst Harold Reynolds
January 30, 2012 by staff
Sports Analyst Harold Reynolds, Harold Craig Reynolds (born November 26, 1960) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman. He played from 1983-1994, primarily for the Seattle Mariners.
Reynolds was born in Eugene, Oregon and attended Corvallis High School in Corvallis, Oregon, starring in football, basketball and baseball. He was a member of the 3A State Championship football team in 1978. He graduated from Corvallis High in 1979, and was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1998.
Reynolds spent several seasons in the minor leagues, playing in Lynn, Massachusetts for the Lynn Sailors(AA), before being called up by the Mariners and making his major league debut on September 2, 1983. The following season he played AAA ball before being called up again in September 1984. The season of 1985 was his official rookie season in Major League Baseball.
Reynolds was an All-Star in 1987 and 1988 led the American League in stolen bases with 60 in 1987, in triples with 11 in 1988, and in at-bats with 642 in 1990. He was the only player other than Rickey Henderson to lead the American League in stolen bases during any season in the 1980s. In 1986, he played in Puerto Rico with the Mayaguez Indians.
In 1991, Reynolds was a recipient of the Roberto Clemente Award. The Roberto Clemente Award is given annually to a Major League Baseball player selected for his character and charitable contributions to his community.
On October 26, 1992, he was granted free agency and signed with the Baltimore Orioles on December 11, 1992. After one season with the Orioles, he was again granted free agency on October 29, 1993. Reynolds signed with the San Diego Padres on January 28, 1994 before being traded to the California Angels on March 29, 1994 for Hilly Hathaway. The 1994 season was Reynolds final season in the major leagues.
During a 12-year baseball career, Reynolds batted .258 with 1,233 hits and 353 Runs batted in.
A superb fielder, Reynolds regularly led the league in double plays turned and won three Gold Glove awards for his play at second base.
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