Born: Jun 19, 1949
The St. Louis native debuted with the hometown Cardinals in 1969 at age 20 and spent 22 seasons in the majors, compiling a 220-191 record with a 3.64 ERA, 127 complete games, 39 shutouts, 11 saves and one no-hitter, making two All-Star teams along the way. The tall lefthander pitched in four decades and five post-seasons, including one World Series.
Reuss (pron: ROYCE) suited up for the Cardinals, Astros, Pirates, Dodgers, Reds, Angels, White Sox and Brewers before a final farewell with the Pirates in 1990.
He was traded to Houston before the 1972 season for a pair of pitchers and he responded with campaigns of 9-13 and 16-13, combining for a 25-26 record and a 3.91 ERA in 74 games. He was dealt to Pittsburgh after the 1973 season for catcher Milt May.