Jerry Reuss Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: June 19, 1949 in St. Louis, Missouri
Player Career
Bat: Left Throw: Left Height: 6' 5" Weight: 200
First Game: September 27, 1969 ; Final Game: October 3, 1990
Awards and Achievements
Named NL Comeback Player of the Year by The Sporting News (1980)
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Jerry Reuss
This article was written by Paul Hirsch and is presented in part, courtesy of the Society for American Baseball Research
Born June 19, 1949, in St. Louis and then raised there, Jerry Reuss made his major league debut for the team he cheered on as a child; and then was traded by that team because the owner didn't like his mustache. At his next stop he was considered "the asshole of all time[i]" by his Hall of Fame manager. From there he had Opening Day starts for three different clubs, started the 1975 All-Star Game, threw a no hitter against his fourth team's biggest rival, was winning pitcher in the 1980 All-Star Game, earned a 1981 World Series ring which he still wears nearly every day, won more than 200 games, and was released five times.

"My grandpa on my mother's side, Alfred Hellwig, was the big baseball fan," said Reuss, when asked how his baseball odyssey began. "He would ride the streetcar to Sportsman's Park to see both the Browns and the Cardinals almost every afternoon."

Jerry was the middle boy of three sons. His father Melvin drove a bread truck, worked for Royal Crown Cola and managed a paint store while Jerry and his brothers Jim and John were growing up; his mother Viola sold real estate and worked as an interior designer. Both parents are deceased. Jim, the older brother, is now retired from a career in the Houston Parks System and works part time managing the city's municipal golf courses. "I think that's so he can play when and where he wants. Jim loves golf," said Jerry. His younger brother John works as the assistant manager at a suburban Walgreen's store near St. Charles, Missouri.

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