Shane Reynolds

 

 Shane Reynolds

SHANE REYNOLDS

All American West

 

Reynolds attended Ouachita Christian School in Monroe, Louisiana, where he was a three-time All-State selection, and later attended The University of Texas where he was a two-time Southwest Conference first team selection. Reynolds’ high school coach has often made the comment that Reynolds was a far better basketball player than baseball.

Reynolds’ major league debut came in 1992, going 1–3 in 8 games. In 1993 he appeared in just 5 games. 1994 marked Reynolds first full season in the majors, pitching out of the bullpen for most of the season. Reynolds pitched in 33 games while making 14 starts also for the Astros.

In 1995, Reynolds won 10 games while in 1996 he upped that win total by 6, winning 16 games while posting an ERA of 3.65 in 35 starts.

Despite pitching in 30 starts in 1997, his record fell off from the previous year, winning just 9 games against 10 losses.

Reynolds’ best season came in 1998, when he won 19 games, had a 3.51 ERA, and 209 strikeouts.

Reynolds was the opposing starting pitcher to Kerry Wood in the game where Wood struck out 20 batters in a one-hit shutout.

Between 1999 to 2001, Reynolds won 37 games with 7 complete games. His last season with Houston came to an abrupt end when he managed just 13 starts, ending his 11 year career with Houston.

In 2003, Reynolds signed a one year deal with the Atlanta Braves. His effectiveness was nowhere to be seen as he had the worst ERA in his career (5.43) despite winning 11 games for the Braves.

His final season came with the Arizona Diamondbacks in which he could only pitch in 1 game after suffering an injury, ending his major league career in 2004.

 

Coaching Career

In 2013, he moved back to the Monroe/Bastrop area to become an assistant coach for his alma Mater, Ouachita Christian School.