Reggie Sanders
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"Reginald Laverne Sanders" is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball. He bats and throws right-handed. Sanders was 24 years old when he made his major league debut on August 22, , after being selected in the 7th round of the amateur draft by the Cincinnati Reds. He attended Spartanburg Methodist College before beginning his pro career with the Rookie-level Billings Mustangs of the Pioneer Baseball League/Pioneer League in . He also played professionally with the St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Atlanta Braves, San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres and Kansas City Royals, and was a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks' 2001 World Series champions. With the Cardinals, Sanders had a breakout of sorts during the 2005 National League Division Series against the San Diego Padres. In a three-game sweep of the Padres, Sanders had 10 Run batted in/runs batted in, a new record for a division series.

On April 13, , Pedro Martínez lost a perfect game with one out in the eighth inning when he hit Cincinnati's Sanders with a pitch. An angered Sanders charged the mound, and was later ridiculed in the press for assuming that a pitcher would abandon a perfect game in order to hit a batter intentionally.

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My first at-bat, my emotions were all over the place, ... So you really sit back and think about what was going on. . . . You learn over the course that it's all about how you can house those emotions.

Each day is better, ... I'm not 100 percent. I'm not going to be 100 percent because it's going to take another three to four months for it to heal completely. For me, it's being 100 percent functional and doing what I need to do to help the ballclub win.

It's about the now, ... This is what we're working for, to be in this moment, to go forward from here.

He's a faithful guy, ... He's worked really hard this year to show this team that he's worthy, and now to get the opportunity to do this for the first time ... I'm just so very excited for him.

It's not emotional anymore, ... It's not a head game anymore, because I've been able to come back for two or three weeks. Now, I'm in the groove where I need to be.

Carpenter did an amazing job, ... We all knew he had had a couple of bad outings. But there was no doubt in my mind he would be the Carpenter we knew and we had seen all year.

Hal and I really just sat back and started thinking about things, and the way that I need to go about seeing pitches and getting in the right frame of mind, ... I've just been working hard every day to get where I needed to be.

We're playing a tough team. As you can see, they fought to the last out.

You don't judge a team by its record, but its heart and tenacity, two things you either have or you don't have.