Steven Jackson, Drew Meyer and Britt Reames to be inducted into Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame
Summerville’s Steven Jackson, Bishop England’s Drew Meyer and Hanahan’s Britt Reames were voted by local fans as members of the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2013.
Formal induction into the Hall of Fame will take place on the field at Riley Park on Friday prior to the Charleston RiverDogs’ game against the Rome Braves game that begins at 7:05 p.m.
After pitching for Summerville High, Jackson played at Clemson for four seasons (2001-04). With the Tigers, Jackson put together a record of 19-8.
His professional career began in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ system after he was a 10th-round pick by them in 2004. Jackson spent three seasons in the minor leagues before being traded to the New York Yankees in Jan. 2007 as part of the Randy Johnson trade.
During his time in the majors, Jackson pitched 541/3 innings that encompassed 51 appearances with a 2-4 record and a 4.31 ERA.
Meyer, a Bishop England graduate, was a 2002 All-American at South Carolina and was the first-round pick in the 2002 draft by the Texas Rangers. He played three seasons at South Carolina (2000-02) before beginning a nine-year career in professional baseball, highlighted by a stint in 2006 with the Texas Rangers.
A shortstop, Meyer was a 2002 second-team All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA). He twice was named All-SEC, including a first-team selection in 2002. Meyer played in 209 games during a three-year career and missed only one contest. He still holds single-season records at USC from 2002 for hits (120).
A hard-throwing right- hander who finished his Citadel career with an 18-7 record and 2.03 ERA, Reames, a native of Hanahan, owns the school record for strikeouts in a season (135 in 1994) and game (18 vs. Marshall in 1995).
He played on two SoCon tournament championship teams and was drafted in the 17th round by St. Louis. In 2000 he pitched for the Cardinals in the NLDS against Atlanta and in the NLCS against New York. He played six years in the majors for the Cardinals, Montreal, Oakland and Pittsburgh.
He was inducted in The Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008.