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Former Cardinals pitcher Anthony Reyes is now a firefighter

St. Louis Cardinals Photo Day

JUPITER, FL - FEBRUARY 26: Anthony Reyes #23 of the St. Louis Cardinals during photo day at Roger Dean Stadium on February 26, 2008 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

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Anthony Reyes pitched for the Cardinals for four years and the Indians for two years. If you remember him, you probably remember him beating Justin Verlander in Game 1 of the 2006 World Series against the Tigers, in which he allowed two runs and retired 17 consecutive batters at one point.

After that his career sort of fizzled. His last big league game came in 2009 and he knocked around the minors until 2012. But that’s not the end of the Anthony Reyes story. Only the end of it in baseball:

Reyes pitched in 15 big league games a reliever, but he was never a candidate to be fireman of the year. Now he has a much better shot at it.

Congratulations, Anthony Reyes!

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