Tuesday, September 15, 2015
#482 Darren Reed
About the Back: Reed missed the entire 1991 season after he took an Alejandro Pena fastball to the hand.
1. He hit his first career home run and his first (and only) career triple in consecutive at-bats against the Cubs' Steve Wilson on September 30, 1990.
2. Darren had just six home runs in 82 career games, but three of those came in a four-game span, July 25-28, 1992.
3. He missed all of 1993 with a serious hamstring injury, and never made it back to the majors. In his final pro season (1996), Reed batted .345/.406/.534 in 54 games for the Duluth-Superior Dukes of the independent Northern League.
11-Year-Old Kevin Says: For some reason, I always thought he was a catcher. Maybe I was confusing him with Jeff Reed.
Bill James Said: N/A.
On This Date in 1993: September 15. Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein, disbands Parliament. Oh, no he didn't! But he totally did.