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This date in Kernels alumni history – July 24, 1943

On July 24, 1943, Allie Reynolds (Cedar Rapids Raiders – 1941) pitched a complete game shutout to lead the Cleveland Indians to a 2-0 win over the Washington Senators. Reynolds struck out three while allowing two hits and six walks.

Allie Reynolds finished his 13 year career playing for the Indians and the Yankees with a 182-107 mark and tallied 49 saves and posting a 3.30 ERA.

Reynolds was part of the 1940 and 1941 Cedar Rapids Raiders teams. The 1940 Raiders squad finished 74-51. Cedar Rapids defeated Springfield (3-0) in the opening round and the topped Decatur (3-1) to win the Three-I League championship. Allie Reynolds posted a 12-7 record and a 3.59 ERA in 1940.

The 1941 Raiders finished 72-49 under manager Ollie Marquardt. Cedar Rapids defeated Springfield (3-1) in the opening round of the playoffs and then topped Decater (3-2) in a five game series for the Three-I League Championship. Allie Reynolds went 10-10 with a 4.63 ERA in 1941.

This date in Kernels alumni history – July 12, 1951 Allie Reynolds No-Hitter

On July 12, 1951, Allie Reynolds (Cedar Rapids Raiders – 1941) pitched a complete game no-hitter to lead the New York Yankees to a 1-0 win over the Cleveland Indians at Cleveland Stadium. Reynolds out dueled Bob Feller who allowed a solo HR to Gene Woodling in the 7th that proved to be the difference. Reynolds struck out four while allowing three walks in the game. He would add a 2nd no-hitter later that season on September 28.

Allie Reynolds finished his 13 year career playing for the Indians and the Yankees with a 182-107 mark and tallied 49 saves and posting a 3.30 ERA.

Reynolds was part of the 1940 and 1941 Cedar Rapids Raiders teams. The 1940 Raiders squad finished 74-51. Cedar Rapids defeated Springfield (3-0) in the opening round and the topped Decatur (3-1) to win the Three-I League championship. Allie Reynolds posted a 12-7 record and a 3.59 ERA in 1940.

The 1941 Raiders finished 72-49 under manager Ollie Marquardt. Cedar Rapids defeated Springfield (3-1) in the opening round of the playoffs and then topped Decater (3-2) in a five game series for the Three-I League Championship. Allie Reynolds went 10-10 with a 4.63 ERA in 1941.

This date in Kernels alumni history – May 23, 1947

On May 23, 1947, Allie Reynolds (Cedar Rapids Raiders – 1941) pitched a complete game shutout with a two-hitter leading the New York Yankees to a 9-0 win over the Boston Red Sox. Reynolds struck out four while walking four in the game.

Allie Reynolds finished his 13 year career playing for the Indians and the Yankees with a 182-107 mark and tallied 49 saves and posting a 3.30 ERA.

Reynolds was part of the 1940 and 1941 Cedar Rapids Raiders teams. The 1940 Raiders squad finished 74-51. Cedar Rapids defeated Springfield (3-0) in the opening round and the topped Decatur (3-1) to win the Three-I League championship. Allie Reynolds posted a 12-7 record and a 3.59 ERA in 1940.

The 1941 Raiders finished 72-49 under manager Ollie Marquardt. Cedar Rapids defeated Springfield (3-1) in the opening round of the playoffs and then topped Decater (3-2) in a five game series for the Three-I League Championship. Allie Reynolds went 10-10 with a 4.63 ERA in 1941.

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Allie Reynolds was a member of the 1940 and 1941 Three – I League Championship Cedar Rapids Raiders teams. Reynolds posted a 12-7 mark with a 3.59 ERA for the 1940 Raiders squad. The Raiders finished 74-51 under manager Ollie Marquardt. The Raiders defeated Springfield in three straight games in the opening round of the playoffs. They then topped Decatur (3-1) in four games to win the 1st of three straight Three-I League Championships.

Reynolds returned to Cedar Rapids in 1941 and posted a 10-10 record with a 4.63 ERA. The 1941 squad
finished 72-49 under manager Ollie Marquardt. The Raiders defeated
Springfield in the opening round of the playoffs and then topped Decatur
in a five game series for the Three-I League Championship.

Allie Reynolds struck out 10 in a complete game shutout in Game 4 of the 1952 World Series

Allie Reynolds Biography from BaseballReference.com:

Allie Reynolds was a dominating pitcher during his 13-year career, mostly with the New York Yankees. Known as “Chief” due to his Indian heritage, Reynolds grew up in Oklahoma and played for Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College. Sporting a blazing, overpowering fastball, he was signed by the Cleveland Indians in 1939 and broke in with them in 1942 at the age of 25.

In 1943, during the war, he became a regular. He was 11-12 in 1943, and 11-8 in 1944 – leading the league in strikeouts in 1943. In 1945 he had a breakthrough year, winning 18 games. He was named to the All-Star team for the first time. In 1946 he had an off season, and after the season was traded to the Yankees for Joe Gordon.

At the age of 30, he started a string of 8 seasons with the
Yankees, and during each season he won substantially more games than he
lost. In addition, his ERA was better than the league average each year.
He appeared in 6 World Series with the Yankees, and the Yankees won all
of them. Reynolds had a record of 7-2 in the Series with a 2.79 ERA
over 77 innings of Series play. He also hit .308 in 26 at-bats in the
Series.

He was frequently recognized at post-season award time. In the 1951 AL, he was 3rd in the MVP voting (his teammate Yogi Berra was the winner); the next year was 2nd in the voting – splitting some votes with teammate Mickey Mantle, who was 3rd that year. Reynolds led the league in both ERA and strikeouts in 1952.

After having one of his better statistical years in 1954 at age 37, he retired – finishing with a record of 182-107, a .630 winning percentage, and a 3.30 ERA.

Some argue that Reynolds is one of the better pitchers not in the Hall of Fame. The most similar players who are in the Hall, based on the Hall of Fame similarity scores method, are Lefty Gomez and Bob Lemon. A later-era player who seems quite similar and not yet in the Hall is Ron Guidry.

In Hall of Fame voting by the baseball writers, he typically got
around 20-30% of the vote. In 1968, his best year in the voting, he got
33% of the vote, finishing ahead of Arky Vaughan, Pee Wee Reese, Phil Rizzuto, George Kell, Hal Newhouser, Bob Lemon, and Bobby Doerr, all of whom eventually got into the Hall. During Veterans Committee deliberations, he was said to have been a major candidate.

In 1969, Reynolds became the head of the revived American Association and the league named its Allie Reynolds Award for the top pitcher in his honor.

Oklahoma State University baseball has called Allie P. Reynolds Stadium home since 1981.

Allie Reynolds finished his 13 year career playing for the Indians and
the Yankees with a 182-107 mark and tallied 49 saves and posting a 3.30
ERA.