Thursday, October 4, 2012

1977 Topps Baseball #331 - Jim Colborn

  • Jim Colborn pitched for the Kansas City Royals in 1977. Colborn was acquired by the Royals from the Milwaukee Brewers along with Darrell Porter for Jamie Quirk, Jim Wohlford, and Bob McClure in a deal that was generally viewed as a lopsided trade in favor of the Royals. Jim had his last good season in 1977 and pitched only one more year (1978).
  • 1977 Stats
    • Regular Season: 18-14, 3.62 ERA in 35 starts
    • AL Championship Series: did not pitch
  • 1977 Highlights:
    • May 14 - Pitched a no-hitter as the Royals beat the Texas Rangers 6-0. 
    • Aug 23 - Allowed two unearned runs in 8 1/3 innings in the Royals' 5-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles.
    • Aug 29 - "Started" a game as the right fielder. Kansas City manager Whitey Herzog started three pitchers in fielding positions as a protest against a decision by AL President Lee MacPhail to have the Royals play a make-up game on an off day before an important series against the Texas Rangers. The Royals had played for 19 straight days before having to play the makeup game. Hal McRae pinch hit for Colborn in the top of the first inning, so Jim didn't actually play in the field.
  • Other card blogs: 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 19751976, 1978, 1979, Cardboard Gods

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