1998 Best Peoria Chiefs Britt Reames autograph
William Britt Reames was born in Seneca, South Carolina on August 19, 1973. He was selected bu the Cardinals in the 17th round of the 1995 free agent draft. Britt played his rookie season for the Cardinals in 2000, but was traded in the off-season along with Fernando Tatis to the Montreal Expos for Dustin Hermanson and Steve Kline.
In 2000, it appeared that Britt had a bright future waiting for him in the Major Leagues. He won two and lost only one in 7 games started for the club that season while posting a 2.88 ERA. In addition, he struck out 31 batters while only walking 23. After the Cardinals traded Reames, his career took a turn for the worst. Britt never posted an ERA lower than 5.00 and only won 5 games in the following five seasons.