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Allie Pierce "Superchief" Reynolds
Birth: Feb. 10, 1915
Death: Feb. 26, 1994

Major League Baseball Player. Played Major League Baseball for 13 seasons (1942 to 1954) as a Pitcher with the Cleveland Indians and the New York Yankees. Nicknamed "Superchief" because of a 1/4 Creek Indian ancestry, he would be one of the Yankees pitching mainstays during their late 40s/early 50s reign atop the American League. Briefly appearing in the 1942 season, he went 11-12 in his rookie 1943 campaign for the Indians, which would be only one of two losing seasons his entire career. He established himself as a premier pitcher his rookie year, however, by leading the AL in Strikeouts (151). His next three seasons with the Indians produced wins of 11, 18 and 11 again, and he was named to the 1945 AL All-Star team (missing a chance to play due to injury). After the 1946 season he was traded from the Indians to the Yankees for star 2nd Baseman Joe Gordon in a move that would pay immediate dividends for the Bronx Bombers. Allie Reynolds won 19 games in 1947 (missing a tie for League lead with former teammate Bob Feller by 1 win), and lost only 8 as the Yankees returned to the World Series for the 1st time since 1943. In the hard fought 4 Games to 3 victory over the cross-town rival Brooklyn Dodgers, he handily won Game 2 by a score of 10 to 3, but was knocked out early of Game 6. His stellar pitching in 1947 was continued over the next 5 seasons, where he would never win less than 16 games, and only be in double digit losses once. As one of the "aces", he was fully involved in the Yankees incredible 5 straight World Series Victories. In the opening games of the 1949 Series against the Dodgers he pitched a 2-hit, 1-0 Shutout. In 1950 against the "Whiz Kid" Phillies he out-dueled Phillies ace Robin Roberts for a 2-1 victory in Game 2, then relieved Whitey Ford to get the last out in the deciding Game 4. In 1951 against the New York Giants (who had won the NL Pennant on Bobby Thomson's famous home run),the Giants knocked him for a loss in Game 1, but he came back to beat them in Game 4 on the strength of Joe DiMaggio's home run (which was the last of DiMaggio's career). The 1952 Series against the Dodger saw Allie Reynolds be a factor in four of the seven Games played. He lost Game 1 4-2, but pitched a gem in game 4, a 4-0 4-hit shutout. In Game 6 he pitched two relief innings to hold off the Dodgers and gain a Save in the 3-2 Yankees victory, and in the deciding Game 7 pitched 4 innings of middle relief to gain the win. Finally, in the 1953 Series (again against the Dodgers) he was knocked out of Game 1 after 4 innings in the Yankees win., but n a wild Game 5, he again gained a save as he closed out an 11-7 Yankees victory. In the deciding Game 6, he repeated his previous game's performance by pitching the last two innings to preserve a Yankees 3-2 win and a 4-2 Series victory. He would pitch one more year for the Yankees after that Series, and retired due to arm complications. During his tenure with New York he was named to 5 All-Star teams, and took the loss in the 1953 NL win. In 1951 he became the first American League pitcher to pitch two no-hitters in a season, winning a July 1st 1-0 no-hit game against the Indians, and a September 28th 8-0 no-hit game against the Boston Red Sox (Sox' great Ted Williams made the final out of the game). Allie Reynolds' second no-hitter would be the last Yankees regular season no-hit game until Dave Righetti tossed one on July 4, 1983. Twice he led the AL in shutouts (7 in 1951, 6 in 1952). In 1951 he led the AL in ERA (2.06) and Strikeouts (160). His career totals were 182 Wins-107 Losses, 434 games Pitched, 36 Shutouts, 1,423 Strikeouts and a 3.30 career ERA. His World Series record was 7 Wins-2 Losses, 77 Innings Pitched and a 2.79 ERA. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Burial:
Memorial Park Cemetery
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Mar 13, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6257420
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Allie Pierce Reynolds "SuperChief" GOD Bless you and which do and/or the ones which may come to pay tribute and view..
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
 Added: Nov. 16, 2014
On this date 65 years ago -- Oct. 5, 1949 -- Allie Reynolds pitched a two-hitter and outdueled Don Newcombe as the New York Yankees edged the Brooklyn Dodgers 1-0 in Game 1 of the World Series before 66,224 fans at Yankee Stadium.
- Ron
 Added: Oct. 5, 2014

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 Added: Oct. 3, 2014
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