Harold Reynolds Biography
Harold Craig Reynolds is a famous American former baseball player and current television sports commentator. Reynolds played in Major League Baseball as a second baseman from 1983 to 1994, popularly as a member of the Seattle Mariners, where he was a two-time All-Star player and a three-time Gold Glove Award winner. Additionally, he played for the Baltimore Orioles and the California Angels. He was then named the recipient of the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award in 1991. Following his playing career, Reynolds became a four-time Emmy Award-winning television baseball analyst, serving with the MLB Network and Fox Sports.
Harold Reynolds Education
Reynolds studied at Corvallis High School in Corvallis, where he starred in football, basketball, and baseball. He graduated in 1979 and was later inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1998. Reynolds later joined San Diego State University, after declining a 1979 MLB draft by the San Diego Padres. He then transferred to Canada College in Redwood City, California, where he was inducted into the Canada College Hall of Fame and presented with the ”Colts Lifetime Achievement Award”,
Harold Reynolds Career
Harold played for several seasons in the minor league, playing for the Wausau Timbers (A) in Wisconsin in 1981, Lynn Sailors (AA) in Massachusetts in 1982, and Salt Lake Gulls (AAA) in Utah in 1983. He then made his major league debut on September 2, 1983. There he appeared as a pinch runner for Ken Phelps in the 9th inning of a 5-4 defeat by the New York Yankees. Within his time in the minors, he learned how to switch hit by working with minor league manager and former Cincinnati Reds catcher Bill Plummer.
The next season, Reynolds played AAA ball in Salt Lake prior to being called up again in September 1984. He exceeded his rookie limits during the 1985 season and batted .144 with 3 RBI in 67 games. The following season, he appeared in more than 100 games for the first time. He completed the season batting .222 with a home run, 24 RBI, and 30 stolen bases in 126 games.
In 1987 and 1988, he was an All-Star and led the American League in stolen bases with 60 in 1987, in triples with 11 in 1988, and in at-bats with 642 in 1990. Reynolds was the only player besides Rickey Henderson to lead the American League in stolen bases during any season in the 1980s. In 1987, he was also caught stealing 20 times, which led the AL, and he was caught 29 times in 1988 which led the majors. He also won three Gold Glove Awards on defense and led the American League in assists and double plays five times each. Reynolds played in Puerto Rico with the Mayaguez Indians in 1986. He was then the last man to bat at Comisket Park on September 30, 1990. Reynolds grounded out over Chicago White Sox pitcher Bobby Thigpen to close out a 2-1 White Sox win.
Harold won the Roberto Clemente Award in 1991, given annually to a Major League Baseball player selected for his character and charitable contributions to his community. On October 26, 1992, he was granted free agency. Reynolds then signed a one-year, $1.65 million deal with the Baltimore Orioles on December 11, 1992. He then played in 145 games with the Orioles, batting .252 with four home runs and 47 RBI.
Following one season with the Orioles, Reynolds again entered free agency on October 29, 1993. He signed a minor league deal with the San Diego Padres on January 28, 1994, prior to being traded to the California Angels on March 29 for Hilly Hathaway. The 1994 season was his last season in the major leagues. He led the league in double plays turned by a second baseman five times and in errors committed by a second baseman four times and won 3 Gold Glove awards for his play at second base.
In 1996, Harold joined ESPN as a lead studio analyst on Baseball Tonight. He then appeared in major baseball events on the ESPN set such as the All-Star Game and the World Series. Reynolds also was a commentator for ESPN’s coverage of the College World Series and Little League World Series. However, in July 2006, he was fired from the network after accusations of sexual harassment. He called the incident ”a total misunderstanding” and that a hug he had given a woman had been misinterpreted. He filed a $5 million lawsuit against ESPN for payment of the rest of his contract. ESPN settled the case with him in April 2008 and paid him a seven-figure sum.
In June 2007, he joined MLB.com as a commentator. He then joined Mets pre-game and post-game coverage on SportsNet New York as a baseball commentator in April 2008. Harold also served with TBS on the Sunday baseball telecasts and the 2008 MLB playoffs. He has been an analyst on MLB Network since its launch in January 2009. Reynolds regularly appears on MLB Tonight, Diamond Demo, Quick Pitch, and MLB Network’s breaking news and special event coverage, such as the All-Star Game, Postseason, and World Series. In 2011, 2012, and 2013, he was nominated for a Sports Emmy Award for his work as a studio analyst on MLB Network.
Reynolds later became a member of the MLB on Fox pregame show in 2012, which at the time was being produced out of MLB Network’s studios. He worked on Fox’s pregame show for two years together with Matt Vasgersian and Kevin Millar. Following the 2013 season, he together with Tom Verducci was elevated to join Joe Buck on the network’s top broadcast team after the retirement of lead analyst Tim McCarcver. They worked for two seasons until they were replaced by John Smoltz in 2016. He also co-hosts the daily morning show Hot Stove alongside Vasgersian during the offseason.
Harold Reynolds Age
Harold Craig Reynolds is 62 years old as of 2022 and was born on November 26, 1960, in Eugene, Oregon, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 26th of November every year and his zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
Harold Reynolds Height
Reynolds stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 11 inches (Approx. 1.80 meters) tall.
Harold Reynolds Family
Reynolds was born in Eugene, Oregon, and brought up in Corvallis by American parents, Lettie Reynold and John Reynolds. He is the youngest of eight children and his known brother Don Reynolds is a former outfielder who played parts of 2 seasons with the San Diego Padres. He praises his mother and grandmother, Theresa Hoskins for their outstanding impact on his life. However, he has kept information about his parents and family away from the limelight.
Harold Reynolds Wife
Reynolds is a Christian and is married to his longtime partner Kelley Browne, whom he married in 2004. The couple is blessed with one child, a daughter named Sophia Reynolds, who plays softball in Los Angeles.
Harold Reynolds’s Net Worth
Reynolds has an estimated net worth of around $30 million. He has earned his net worth as a former baseball player and current TV sports commentator.
Harold Reynolds Salary
Reynolds earns an annual salary of approximately $500,000, as per sources.
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