Reynolds was an AL All-Star in his second full ML season, hitting .292 as the Mariners
shortstop in 1978. An off-season trade sent him to Houston in exchange for pitcher
Floyd Bannister, and Reynolds started at shortstop for the Astros until Dickie Thon
emerged in 1982, and again from 1984 to 1987 after Thon's career was nearly ended
by a beaning. In 1981 Reynolds led the NL with 12 triples, including a ML-record
3 in one game on May 16.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»May 16, 1981: Houston's Craig Reynolds ties the modern major-league record with three triples in a 6–1 win over the Cubs.