Allie Reynolds was born on Saturday, February 10, 1917, in Bethany, Oklahoma. Reynolds was 25 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 17, 1942, with the Cleveland Indians. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Allie Reynolds baseball stats page.
"What did I do?" - Billy Martin (asking in the clubhouse after hearing of his $150 fine) "Nothing Billy , but what can you do? You've got a reputation." - Allie Reynolds in Baseball Digest (June 1974, Page 4)
Allie 'Superchief' Reynolds Autograph on a 1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card (#141 | Checklist )
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Did you know that Allie Reynolds was the first American League pitcher to throw two no-hitters in a season and only the second player to do so in baseball history, after
Johnny Vander Meer
threw consecutive no-hitters in 1938? This is still the Major League
record for most no-hitters in a single season
, a record that Reynolds and
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Allie Reynolds first no-hitter, on July 12, 1951 Gene Woodling's solo home run was the only run scored during the game. Reynolds retired the last 17 Indians he faced. Only four Indians reached base; he walked three and Bobby Avila reached on an error by Phil Rizzuto . It was his third shutout of Cleveland that season. Bob Feller also threw a strong game and didn't allow a hit until the sixth inning, when Mickey Mantle doubled. Feller threw a complete game and allowed only four hits. Feller had thrown a no-hitter eleven days earlier.
Allie Reynolds No Hitter #1 ( July 12, 1951 ) / A Deeper Look:
Allie Reynolds had won nine games, lost five for the third-place New York Yankees in 1951 when he faced the fourth-place Cleveland Indians on Thursday night, July 12 , before 39,195 fans at Municipal Stadium. His rival was Bob Feller , author of his third no-hitter just 12 days before.
Both pitchers were in great form and neither team made a hit in the first five innings, Reynolds started out by retiring Dale Mitchell on a fly to left. Bobby Avila reached first when shortstop Phil Rizzuto fumbled his slow grounder but was nabbed in a double play when Rizzuto fielded Larry Doby's grounder and tossed to second baseman Jerry Coleman , who relayed the ball to first baseman Joe Collins .
Luke Easter opened the second with a walk and, after Al Rosen popped to second, Harry Simpson drew a pass. But Ray Boone flied to deep left, sending Easter to third, and Jim Hegan bounced to short, where Rizzuto made a nice stop and tossed to Coleman to force Simpson .
In the third, Feller and Mitchell grounded out and third baseman Gil McDougald made a fine play on Avila's slow hopper to retire him. Doby led off the fourth by drawing Reynolds' third and final walk. Easter flied to left and, as Rosen fanned, Doby was doubled trying to steal second. Larry stopped short and was run down. On the play, he injured his leg and was replaced by Sam Chapman .
The Indians went down in order in the fifth and sixth, although McDougald had to make another fine play on Hegan's slow roller for the final out in the fifth. Chapman led off the seventh and blasted a high curve to deep left. The wind held up the ball just enough for Hank Bauer to make the catch with his back against the fence. Easter and Rosen flied out.
Avila was the last man and Reynolds gave everything he had. The first pitch was low, the next a called strike. Avila fouled one back to the screen. Reynolds put so much on his next that he fell to the ground and the pitch was low. Another low one and two fouls followed before Reynolds reared back, fired a fast ball that Avila missed for Reynolds' fourth strikeout to end the game.
Feller , although he walked three, did not allow a hit not an outfield fly in the first five innings. Mickey Mantle sliced a double to left with one out in the sixth but was stranded. With one gone in the seventh, Woodling hit a high pitch some 365 feet for a homer over the right field fence and the only run of the game.
Reynolds pitched his second no-hitter two and one-half months later.
Allie Reynolds second no-hitter, on September 28, 1951 , was an 80 defeat of the Boston Red Sox which allowed the Yankees to clinch at least a tie of the American League pennant. The Yankees clinched the pennant in the second half of the September 28 double-header. Reynolds struck out nine hitters. He walked four, but "not one Boston batter seemed close to getting a hit." With two outs in the ninth inning, Ted Williams hit a pop fly to Yankees catcher Yogi Berra . Berra dropped the ball and prolonged the at bat against the dangerous Williams . Reynolds remained calm, telling Berra , "Don't worry Yogi , we'll get him again." Reynolds was correct and Williams once again popped up, but Berra caught this one.
Allie Reynolds No Hitter #2 ( September 28, 1951 ) / A Deeper Look:
The New York Yankees needed two victories to clinch the American League pennant in 1951 when the third-place Boston Red Sox came to Yankee Stadium on Friday, September 28 , for a doubleheader. In the first game, Allie Reynolds, whose 16-8 record included a no-hit game, faced left Mel Parnell before 39,038 fans.
Reynolds began the game by walking Dom DiMaggio . Johnny Pesky hit a liner to shortstop Phil Rizzuto , who trapped the ball, stepped on second to force DiMaggio and fired to first for a double play. Ted Williams struck out to end the inning.
Clyde Vollmer and Billy Goodman fanned and Lou Boudreau popped to second baseman Jerry Coleman in short right in the second. Fred Hatfield flied to left to start the third. Aaron Robinson hit a hard bounder to the mound and Reynolds threw him out. Parnell then fanned.
In the fourth, DiMaggio lifted a foul behind first and Coleman sprinted over to make a nice catch. After Pesky grounded to short, Williams walked, but Vollmer flied to right. Reynolds chalked up two strikeouts in both the fifth and sixth, the other outs being routine.
Pesky flied to left to open the seventh and Williams grounded to second. Vollmer drew Reynolds' third walk but Goodman was thrown out by third baseman Gil McDougald . In the eighth, Boudreau popped to Hank Bauer in short right for the first out. Hatfield then caught hold of one and Bauer made a nice catch in deep right. Robinson came closest to a hit. He backed Bauer against the seat railing in right for the catch. A few feet more and it would have been a home run.
The crowd was in a frenzy as the ninth began. The victory, which would clinch a tie for the pennant, was assured, for the Yanks had an 8-0 lead, but the fans wanted a no-hitter.
Charlie Maxwell batted for relief pitcher Harry Taylor at the start of the ninth. Reynolds put over two quick strikes, then retired him on an easy grounder to second. He couldn't find the plate and walked Dom DiMaggio on four pitches for his fourth pass. Pesky took a called third strike, Reynolds' ninth strikeout, and Williams , baseball's top hitter, came to the plate as the crowd was beside itself with excitement.
Reynolds' first pitch was a called strike. Williams swung at the next and lifted a towering foul behind the plate. Catcher Yogi Berra circled under it, misjudged it, finally dove for it and the ball hit the glove and bounced out as he sprawled to the ground. Reynolds, who had raced in, almost stepped on Yogi's hand when the catcher fell.
The error did not unnerve the pitcher, nor the catcher. Reynolds fired the next pitch and again Williams hit a high foul. Berra ran over and made the catch right at the edge of the Yankee dugout to end the game. Reynolds was right beside Berra when the ball came down and the Yankee players swarmed out to pound him on the back.
The Yanks scored twice in the first. Rizzuto , Coleman and Bauer singled for one run. On Joe DiMaggio's fly to left, Bauer took second as Coleman held third. After McDougald was intentionally walked to load the bases, Berra bounced to the mound, Coleman scoring.
In the sixth, Gene Woodling singled and went to second when right fielder Vollmer fumbled the ball. Collins followed with a homer to right. The final run scored on Woodling's leadoff homer in the eighth.
The Yanks won the second game 11-3, to clinch the pennant. Reynolds' record for the season was 17 victories, eight defeats.
Allie Reynolds No Hitter (#2) | Newport Daily News | September 29, 1951 | Page 1
The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball - truly one of our main inspirations for starting Baseball Almanac - had a section on American Indian Baseball Players which included Allie Reynolds due to his mother being a member of the Muscogee National. From that source, and many others, we made one of our earliest Legendary Lists which we have kept updating since it's creation, over fifteen years ago.
Allie Reynolds was a six-time All-Star ( 1945 All-Star Game , 1949 All-Star Game , 1950 All-Star Game , 1952 All-Star Game , 1953 All-Star Game , 1954 All-Star Game ) and a six-time World Series champion ( 1947 World Series , 1949 World Series , 1950 World Series , 1951 World Series , 1952 World Series , 1953 World Series ). The National Baseball Hall of Fame never called his name, but he always received consideration (1956 0.5%, 1960 8.9%, 1962 9.4%, 1964 17.4%, 1966 19.9%, 1967 26.4%, 1968 33.6%, 1969 28.8%, 1970 29.7%, 1971 30.6%, 1972 26.5%, 1973 24.5% and in 1974 27.7%) and when the Veterans Committee added his name to their ballot, he missed induction by exactly one vote. Is Superchief the best pitcher not in Cooperstown in your opinion? Tell us on Baseball Fever .