Jim Colborn Stats

Jim Colborn was born on Wednesday, May 22, 1946, in Santa Paula, California. Colborn was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on July 13, 1969, with the Chicago Cubs. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Jim Colborn baseball stats page.

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"Opposing pitchers initially tried to defuse the Sox ' attack by backing ( Rice ) Jim off the plate, though that tactic was all but abandoned after an early-May game against the Royals , in which the powerfully built Rice strode out to the mound to calmly inform Kansas City's Jim Colborn that he would tear his head off the next time Colborn threw one up and in on him. 'I thought it was all over,' Colborn told reporters after the game. 'I thought he was going to turn me into Rice-a-Roni.'" - Author Dan Epstein in Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride Through Baseball and America in the Swinging '70s (St. Martin's Press, 06/05/2012, Page 257)

Jim Colborn

Jim Colborn Autograph on a 1977 Topps Baseball Card (#331 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1977top01' title='1977 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Jim Colborn Autograph on a 1977 Topps Baseball Card (#331 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
James William Colborn
Nickname:
Jim
Born On:
05-22-1946  (Gemini)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Santa Paula, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Santa Paula High School (Santa Paula, CA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
191
First Game:
07-13-1969 (Age 23)
Last Game:
10-01-1978
Draft:
Undrafted Free Agent

Jim Colborn

Jim Colborn Pitching Stats

1969 23 Cubs 6 2 1 1 0 1.000 3.07 0 0 0 14.2 65 15 5 6 2 9 1 4 0 1 1 -
1970 24 Cubs 34 5 11 3 1 .750 3.59 0 0 4 72.2 327 88 29 37 3 23 6 50 1 1 1 -
1971 25 Cubs 14 0 5 0 1 .000 6.97 0 0 0 10.1 50 18 8 8 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 -
1972 26 Brewers 39 12 7 7 7 .500 3.11 4 1 0 147.2 608 135 51 53 14 43 7 97 5 2 0 -
1973 27 Brewers 43 36 2 20 12 .625 3.18 22 4 1 314.1 1,287 297 111 133 21 87 5 135 6 3 1 -
1974 28 Brewers 33 31 2 10 13 .435 4.06 10 1 0 224.0 938 230 101 104 27 60 4 83 3 6 0 -
1975 29 Brewers 36 29 3 11 13 .458 4.27 8 1 2 206.1 879 215 98 111 18 65 5 79 5 5 0 -
1976 30 Brewers 32 32 0 9 15 .375 3.71 7 0 0 225.2 937 232 93 97 20 54 9 101 6 2 2 -
1977 31 Royals 36 35 0 18 14 .563 3.62 6 1 0 239.0 1,023 233 96 106 22 81 2 103 8 13 3 -
1978 32 Royals 8 3 1 1 2 .333 4.76 0 0 0 28.1 128 31 15 18 4 12 1 8 0 2 0 -
1978 32 Mariners 20 19 0 3 10 .231 5.35 3 0 0 114.1 502 125 68 77 21 38 1 26 2 6 1 -
10 Years 301 204 32 83 88 .485 3.80 60 8 7 1,597.1 6,744 1,619 675 750 153 475 41 688 36 41 9 -

Jim Colborn

Jim Colborn Hitting Stats

1969 23 Cubs 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1970 24 Cubs 34 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 11 1 0 0 0 .067 .125 .067
1971 25 Cubs 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1972 26 Brewers 39 37 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 17 2 0 0 0 .081 .105 .135
1973 27 Brewers 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1974 28 Brewers 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1975 29 Brewers 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1976 30 Brewers 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1977 31 Royals 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1978 32 Royals 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1978 32 Mariners 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
10 Years 302 55 0 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 30 3 0 0 0 .073 .105 .109

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Jim Colborn Fielding Stats

1969 Cubs P 6 2 44 5 0.8 5 1 4 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.07
1970 Cubs P 34 5 218 18 0.5 17 4 13 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .944 2.11
1971 Cubs P 14 0 31 4 0.3 4 0 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.48
1972 Brewers P 39 12 443 26 0.7 25 8 17 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .962 1.52
1973 Brewers P 43 36 943 74 1.7 74 19 55 0 4 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.12
1974 Brewers P 33 31 672 58 1.8 54 19 35 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .931 2.17
1975 Brewers P 36 29 619 53 1.5 51 15 36 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .962 2.22
1976 Brewers P 32 32 677 44 1.4 43 11 32 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .977 1.71
1977 Royals P 36 35 717 71 2.0 66 27 39 5 3 n/a n/a n/a .930 2.49
1978 Royals P 8 3 85 11 1.4 10 2 8 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .909 3.18
1978 Mariners P 20 19 343 41 2.1 39 8 31 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .951 3.07
P Totals 301 204 4,792 405 1.3 388 114 274 17 18 n/a n/a n/a .958 2.19
10 Years 301 204 4,792 405 1.3 388 114 274 17 18 n/a n/a n/a .958 2.19

Jim Colborn

Jim Colborn Miscellaneous Stats

1969 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.5 0.0 0.44 2.45 5.52
1970 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.4 15.0 2.17 6.19 2.85
1971 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.67 1.74 2.61
1972 Brewers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.2 0.0 2.26 5.91 2.62
1973 Brewers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.55 3.87 2.49
1974 Brewers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.38 3.33 2.41
1975 Brewers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.22 3.45 2.84
1976 Brewers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.87 4.03 2.15
1977 Royals 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.27 3.88 3.05
1978 Royals 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.67 2.54 3.81
1978 Mariners 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.68 2.05 2.99
10 Years 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 1.8 55.0 1.45 3.88 2.68

Jim Colborn

Jim Colborn Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1969 Chicago Cubs 38 , 48 $4,500.00 - -
1970 Chicago Cubs 48 $5,100.00 - -
1971 Chicago Cubs 48 $6,200.00 - -
1972 Milwaukee Brewers 48 $16,000.00 - -
1973 Milwaukee Brewers 48 $16,000.00 Stats -
1974 Milwaukee Brewers 48 $75,000.00 - -
1975 Milwaukee Brewers 48 $70,000.00 - -
1976 Milwaukee Brewers 48 $65,000.00 - -
1977 Kansas City Royals 48 $75,000.00 - -
1978 Kansas City Royals 48 $80,000.00 - -
1978 Seattle Mariners 48 , 38 "     " - -
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Did you know that Jim Colborn was the first Milwaukee Brewers pitcher in franchise history to put together a 20-win season ? In 1973, Colborn won 20 games, lost 12, and through today, Jim holds the single season record for wins by a right-handed Brewers pitcher. The single season record for wins by a Brewers lefty was set in 1978, by Mike Caldwell , who won 23 games (the team record for most wins ever in a season).

On May 14, 1977 , Jim Colborn no-hit the Texas Rangers , the first no-hitter by a Kansas City Royals pitcher at Royals Stadium. Join Baseball Almanac as we take a closer look at this no-hitter:

Jim Colborn No Hitter / May 14, 1977 .

Jim Colborn was in his first season with Kansas City when he toed the rubber Saturday May 14 against the third place Texas Rangers in a battle of AL West teams at Royals Stadium. Kansas City was in fourth place.

The soon-to-be 31-year-old hurler was on the downhill side of his career, having had three straight losing seasons and just 30 pitching victories over that time. In fact, he would pitch just one more season in the big leagues.

In 1977, however, Colborn would have one of his finest seasons. he carried a 4-3 record against the Rangers, who countered on the mound with Tommy Boggs .

With 29,978 watching, Colborn hurled the game of his life, shutting down Texas with no hits while striking out six, walking one and hitting one. Colborn, who faced just 28 batters, had a perfect game until two outs in the fifth.

Colborn had outstanding defensive support. In the first, after Claudell Washington grounded out to first and Bert Campaneris bounced out to the mound, Mike Hargrove socked a drive to deep right-center. Tom Poquette , playing in right instead of his usual spot in left, raced to the warning track and made a backhanded catch to rob Hargrove of an extra-base hit.

Poquette made another great play in the second on Willie Horton's leadoff smash to deep right-center. Again, the Royals' right-fielder flew across the grass and pulled down the drive in front of the fence.

Poquette chipped in with his bat in the third, sending Dave Nelson , who had walked, home with a triple. Poquette scored on Hal McRae's single.

The Royals notched two more runs in the sixth on a double by Pete LaCock , triple by Darrell Porter and single by Freddie Patek . Their last two runs came in the eighth when Patek chased home one run with a triple and scored on Frank White's squeeze bunt.

Colborn, meanwhile, struck out the side in the fifth, but not before giving up his first base runner. After fanning Horton and Tom Grieve , a tight pitch hit Toby Harrah . Harrah stole second, but went no further as Bump Wills struck out.

Texas got its other base-runner when Jim Sundberg walked leading off the sixth. He was erased when Juan Beniquez grounded to Patek for the start of a 6-4-3 double play.

Two more fine pieces of glove work preserved the no-hitter in the seventh. Leading off the inning, Campaneris nudged a little blooped into shallow center. Al Cowens bolted in to make the catch. Then, after Hargrove had bounced out to first, Horton sliced a fly down the line in right. Patek , playing Horton to pull, charged over from right-center and made a shoestring catch.

At the top of the eighth, Grieve drilled a line drive to right-center that Cowens grabbed with a super running catch. Harrah followed with a routine fly to center and Wills was called out on strikes.

At the top of the eighth, Grieve drilled a line drive to right-center that Cowens grabbed with a super running catch. Harrah followed with a routine fly to center and Wills was called out on strikes.

Colborn had an easy time in the ninth. The first two Rangers to bat were pinch-hitters. Bill Fahey hit a grounder to LaCock who flipped to Colborn covering the bag at first for the out. Then Dave May hit a soft fly to Joe Zdeb in left. The last out came with Washington hitting a bouncer to LaCock , who raced to first to make the play unassisted.

Colborn had his no-hitter. He completed the season with an 18-14 record. After going 4-12 the following season, he was gone from the big leagues.

Researched and written by Rich Westcott ( RichWestcott.com / Rich Westcott Books ), original text from No-Hitters (McFarland Publishing, 02/15/2000, 'Jim Colborn', Pages 296-297).

Jim Colborn No Hitter
Jim Colborn No Hitter | The Journal News (Hamilton, OH) | May 15, 1977 | Page C-1

Jim Colborn is the only Milwaukee Brewers pitcher in team history to finish a season with 300+ innings pitched, finishing the 1973 campaign with 314.1. The next closest are Mike Caldwell (293.1 innings pitched in 1978), Jim Slaton (292.2 innings pitched in 1976) and Larry Sorensen (280.2 innings pitched in 1978).

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