Name Britt Reames
Innings pitched 210.2
|Earned run average 5.13|
Role Baseball player
|Education The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina|
2000 NLCS Gm2: Piazza drills a solo homer to right
Britt William Reames (born August 19, 1973 in Seneca, South Carolina) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He pitched parts of six seasons in the major leagues, between 2000 and 2006, for four different teams.
A promising minor league prospect early on, Reames had an impressive 1996 season with single-A Peoria, Reames was named St. Louis Cardinals Minor League Pitcher of the Year when finished with 15 wins and a 1.90 ERA. However, he sat out the 1997 and 1998 seasons while he recovered from Tommy John surgery.
After recovering, Reames made his debut in the major leagues for the Cardinals in 2000. In that year he started seven games, managed a 2.88 ERA, and contributed to his team's World Series contention, giving up one run in 9.2 playoff innings.
Over the next several years, he pitched for the Oakland Athletics, the Montreal Expos, and the Pittsburgh Pirates, always switching between the majors and the minors. On August 11, 2006 he was called up by the Pirates when Josh Sharpless went on the disabled list. On August 28, 2006, he was designated for assignment. He has not pitched professionally since 2006.
He spent three years as the pitching coach at Furman from 2008 through 2010 before taking the same position at his alma mater prior to the 2011 season. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame at The Citadel in November 2008.