Jerry Reuss was a major league pitcher for 22 years, from 1969-1990, and one of only an estimated 29 players out of almost 20,000 who ever played the game at the highest level in parts of 4 decades. He played for 8 teams, most famously the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1974-1978, the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1979-1986 and his hometown St. Louis Cardinals where he started his MLB career 1969-1971. He played in 2 All-Star games, won 220 games in his career and appeared in games 1 and 5 of the 1981 World Series when the Dodgers won the Championship of baseball. He pitched a no-hitter while with the Dodgers, against the rival San Francisco Giants at Candlestick Park on June 27, 1980.
In the game, Jerry had one of the highest-feared deliveries, coming at the hitter at 6’5” and 235 pounds (and by the way, looks just as lean and ready to pitch now at age 71 as when he retired in 1990 at the age of 41). His greatest success was with the Dodgers and co-conspirator teammates like Jay Johnstone, Steve Garvey, Rick Monday and Steve Yeager. He had, and still has a legendary, sly sense of humor that's endeared him to fans wherever baseball is played. In 2014, Jerry published his autobiography, “Bring in the Right-Hander”, certainly among the top well-written and entertaining books of its genre.
Your autographed copy of “Bring in the Right Hander” is available at www.jerryreuss.com
Since retirement, Jerry has been a radio broadcaster, pitching coach, a widely respected live-action baseball photographer, as well as a popular Fantasy Camp coach and guest at memorabilia shows sure to start up again in 2021. Away from baseball, he is a recognized authority on pop and rock music. Married to the lovely Chantel, Jerry Reuss is one of the most interesting people you will ever meet.