Phillies All-Decade Team 1970s: Homegrown Talent at the Forefront
Reed played two seasons in the NBA with the Detroit Pistons before going to baseball fulltime in 1968. Reed was in his eighth full Major League season when the Phillies acquired him from the St. Louis Cardinals for Mike Anderson on December 9, 1975.
In his first season with the Phillies in 1976, Reed won eight and saved 14 with an ERA of 2.46 in 128 innings. Reed continued to be a rubber arm out of the pen in 1977, going 7-5 with 15 saves in 60 games with an ERA of 2.75 in 124 1/3 innings.
The amazing run for Reed continued for the 1978 season, in which he saved a career-high 17 games with a slim 2.24 ERA. He allowed just 87 hits in 108 2/3 innings over 66 games.
Reed won 13 of 21 decisions in 1979, but posted his higher ERA in eight years with the Phillies at 4.15. But he will still extremely durable, working another 100+ innings out of relief for the fourth consecutive season.
After several more successful seasons with the Phillies, Reed was traded to the White Sox for Jerry Koosman on December 5, 1983.
In 246 games for the Phillies during the 1970s, Reed compiled a record of 31-24 with 51 saves and an ERA of 2.86.