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Jeff Reardon from the Chronology
Dec 26, 2005 - Four-Time All-Star relief pitcher Jeff Reardon is arrested on robbery charges after holding up a jewelry store in Palm Springs Gardens‚ Florida‚ a town he has lived in without incident for 20 years. "He said it was the medication that made him do it and that he was sorry‚" said policeman David O'Neill. Reardon had a son who died of a drug overdose several years ago.In late August 2006, he will be found not guilt by reason of insanity. Two court-appointed psychiatrists, along with two defense psychiatrists, will testify that Reardon was under the influence of a dozen prescription medications and that there was no reasonable explanation for the robbery.
Apr 20, 1995 - Jeff Reardon 39 announces his retirement. He is 2nd on the all-time list for saves (367).
Jun 15, 1992 - Red Sox P Jeff Reardon moves into first place on the all-time save list with number 342. It comes in Boston's 1-0 win over the Yankees. Dopson is the winner over Sanderson. Plantier's homer is the only score.
Aug 14, 1991 - Jeff Reardon of the Red Sox and Lee Smith of the Cardinals both reach the 30-save level for the 6th season. Reardon notches his in a 2-1 win over Cleveland while Smith saves St. Louis' 5-4 victory over the Mets.
Dec 6, 1989 - The Mets trade reliever Randy Myers to the Reds for fellow closer John Franco; Joe Carter and Fred Lynn are sent by Cleveland to San Diego for Sandy Alomar Carlos Baerga. and Chris James; and free-agent relief specialist Jeff Reardon signs with the Red Sox.
Sep 14, 1989 - Jeff Reardon saves Minnesota's 2-0 win over Toronto to become the first pitcher ever to record at least 30 saves in 5 consecutive seasons.
Sep 17, 1988 - Pitching in the 9th inning Jeff Reardon saves his 40th game of the season in Minnesota's 3-1 win over Chicago becoming the first pitcher ever to save 40 games in a season in each league. Reardon saved 41 for the Expos in 1985.
Oct 25, 1987 - Series MVP Frank Viola and reliever Jeff Reardon hold the Cardinals to 6 hits as the Twins capture game seven 4-2 to win their first World Championship in Minnesota. The franchise's last World Championship came in 1924 as the Washington Senators.
May 29, 1981 - Montreal trades OF Ellis Valentine to the Mets for P Jeff Reardon OF Dan Norman and a player to be named. Valentine will play just 159 games for the Mets while Reardon will blossom into one of baseball's best relievers.