December 6, 1989
Free-agent closer Jeff Reardon signs with the Red Sox. While in Boston, Reardon, who will save 88 games during his three years with the team, becomes the all time leader with 342, breaking Rollie Fingers’ previous record.
This is like Diamond Kings but for Canada. Reardon is from Massachusetts, but he played for Montreal, in Quebec, which barely recognizes itself as Canada, so…Canadian Great Jeff Reardon!
Jeff Reardon is the premier relief pitcher in the National League and in 1985 he led both leagues with 41 saves. He now has 127 career saves and at age 30 should anchor the Expos bullpen for years to come.
Reardon was traded to the Twins after the ‘86 season.