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The Pitcher's Palace: Former Astro wants $5 million for his Sugar Land mansion — baseball field included

The Pitcher's Palace: Former Astro wants $5 million for his Sugar Land

Shane Reynolds mansion for sale Sugar Land July 2013
Former Astros pitcher, Shane Renyolds, is selling his Sugar Land mansion for almost $5 million.  Photo courtesy of TK Images
Shane Reynolds mansion for sale Sugar Land July 2013
It was built in 2006 by the former pitcher. Photo courtesy of TK Images
Shane Reynolds mansion for sale Sugar Land July 2013
The house has a his-and-her office located in it.  Photo courtesy of TK Images
Shane Reynolds mansion for sale Sugar Land July 2013
There is a fire pit located in the backyard. Photo courtesy of TK Images
Shane Reynolds mansion for sale Sugar Land July 2013
Behind the house is a pool with a spa.  Photo courtesy of TK Images
Shane Reynolds mansion for sale Sugar Land July 2013
There is a covered outdoor patio with a fire place for those cooler evenings.  Photo courtesy of TK Images
hane Reynolds mansion for sale Sugar Land July 2013
There is a breeze from Oyster Creek that reaches the pool area about 4 or 5 P.M. everyday. Trulia.com
Shane Reynolds mansion for sale Sugar Land July 2013
One of the features inside the house is a home movie theater. Photo courtesy of TK Images
Shane Reynolds mansion for sale Sugar Land July 2013
Antiques have been incorporated into the houses design.  Photo courtesy of TK Images
Shane Reynolds mansion for sale Sugar Land July 2013
The house has many different features throughout the house. Photo courtesy of TK Images
Shane Reynolds mansion for sale Sugar Land July 2013
A billards room with a bar is located in the mansion.  Photo courtesy of TK Images
Shane Reynolds mansion for sale Sugar Land July 2013
There are five bedrooms and seven baths.  Photo courtesy of TK Images
Shane Reynolds mansion for sale Sugar Land July 2013
A marble bathtub that was found out a Paris flea market had to be brought in with a crane because it was so heavy.  Photo courtesy of TK Images
Shane Reynolds mansion for sale Sugar Land July 2013
The house has a gourmet kitchen.  Photo courtesy of TK Images
Shane Reynolds mansion for sale Sugar Land July 2013
Cindy Burns describes the house as "casual elegance".  Photo courtesy of TK Images
Shane Reynolds mansion for sale Sugar Land July 2013
There is a large veranda surrounding the stables with 3 stalls and a tack room. Photo courtesy of TK Images
Shane Reynolds mansion for sale Sugar Land July 2013
Shane Reynolds mansion for sale Sugar Land July 2013
Shane Reynolds mansion for sale Sugar Land July 2013
Shane Reynolds mansion for sale Sugar Land July 2013
Shane Reynolds mansion for sale Sugar Land July 2013
Shane Reynolds mansion for sale Sugar Land July 2013
hane Reynolds mansion for sale Sugar Land July 2013
Shane Reynolds mansion for sale Sugar Land July 2013
Shane Reynolds mansion for sale Sugar Land July 2013
Shane Reynolds mansion for sale Sugar Land July 2013
Shane Reynolds mansion for sale Sugar Land July 2013
Shane Reynolds mansion for sale Sugar Land July 2013
Shane Reynolds mansion for sale Sugar Land July 2013
Shane Reynolds mansion for sale Sugar Land July 2013
Shane Reynolds mansion for sale Sugar Land July 2013
Shane Reynolds mansion for sale Sugar Land July 2013

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The country style mansion of the former Houston Astros pitcher Shane Reynolds is on the market for the small price of $4.95 million. Which is actually something of a discount.

This Sugar Land mansion originally went on the market last summer with an asking price of $8.5 million. The Reynolds family wasn’t really committed to selling the house until now though, real estate agent Cindy Burns tells CultureMap. Now that the Reynolds' kids are grown, Shane and his wife Pam are set to move on.

Reynolds had a long history in Texas, but he and Pam are starting a new life out of state. After pitching for the University of Texas, Reynolds was picked by the Astros in the third round of the 1989 draft. And he played 11 of his 13 Major League seasons for the Astros, posting a 103-86 record in Houston and making the 2000 National League All-Star Team.

 One special feature is the marble bathtub from a Paris flea market, which had to be put into the house with a crane because it was so heavy. 

His dream Texas home turned out to be a 8,543 square foot house in Sugar Land — complete with its own baseball field. Yes, the grounds include a baseball field. The manse is located in Maranatha Farms, which Burns describes as a “hidden pocket.”

Besides the baseball field, there is a barn with three stalls on an estate that stretches over six-plus acres.

The house has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms along with a home theater, gourmet kitchen and four-car garage. Pam Reynolds incorporated many antiques into the house, according to Burns. One special feature is the marble bathtub from a Paris flea market, which had to be put into the house with a crane because it was so heavy.

“The house was built for entertaining adults, kids and everything in between,” Burns says. “It is a little bit of heaven.”

Square footage: 8,543 sitting on more than six acres.

Asking price: $4.95 million

Listing Agent: Cindy Burns, Martha Turner Properties