Jerry Maxwell Reed
Of the three players the Phillies traded to the Indians in mid-September 1982 for John Denny, Jerry Reed was the only one with Major League experience. Drafted by the Phillies in 1977, Reed was a September call-up in 1981. He'd appear in four games that season and he'd get the call again in August 1982 when Porfi Altamirano was sent down to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Reed would appear in seven more games for the Phils before his trade to Cleveland.
Reed enjoyed a nine-season big league career, pitching mostly in middle relief but occasionally closing. Perhaps his best season was with the Mariners in 1987, when he went 1-2 with a 3.42 ERA and 7 saves in 81 2/3 innings pitched.
Bats: Right Throws: Right Height: 6'1" Weight: 190
Born: October 8, 1955, Bryson City, NC
Drafted: Drafted by the Phillies in the 22nd round of the June 1977 amateur draft
Major League Teams: Phillies 1981-1982, Cleveland Indians 1982-1983, 1985, Seattle Mariners 1986-1990, Boston Red Sox 1990
Professional Affiliations: Phillies 1977-1982, Cleveland Indians 1982-1985, Seattle Mariners 1986-1990, Boston Red Sox 1990
11 games, 1-1, 6.08 ERA in 13 1/3 innings
Acquired: Via draft
Debut: September 11, 1981 - Relieved Steve Carlton and pitched the final two innings of a 8-0 win over the Pirates
Final Game: August 30, 1982
Departed: Traded with Wil Culmer and Roy Smith to the Cleveland Indians for John Denny, September 12, 1982
First Card: 1982 TCMA Oklahoma City 89ers #9
Last Card: 1982 TCMA Oklahoma City 89ers #9
Using a photo from the 1981 Phillies Yearbook, I had previously created a card for Reed in the style of the 1982 Topps set. That card can be found here. I decided to try to use different photos for this new set (where possible) and I liked this photo of Reed, which I had never seen before.
Other Baseball Cards
First Mainstream Card: 1986 Fleer #592
First Topps Base Card: 1986 Topps #172
Last Mainstream Card: 1991 Fleer #110
Other Notable Cards: 1980 Oklahoma City 89ers Team Issue #28, 1987 Topps #619, 1989 Upper Deck #529, 1990 Topps #247
Sources: Baseball Birthdays, Baseball Reference and The Trading Card Database
This is a continuing series looking at those players who spent time with the Phillies but possess no baseball card proof of their time in Philadelphia. I will make my way through the decade of the 1980s first and then work my way forward. In some cases, the First and Last Mainstream cards listed above have been subjectively chosen if multiple cards were released in that year.