Jim Lonborg Stats

Jim Lonborg was born on Thursday, April 16, 1942, in Santa Maria, California. Lonborg was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 23, 1965, with the Boston Red Sox. 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 Lonborg baseball stats page.

"Initially, it (winning the 1967 American League Pennant) was what you would dream about in Little League. The winning pitcher, being on the mound to win the pennant, everyone congratulating me. But a few minutes later, you realize you're not going where you want to go. I was trying to get back in the dugout. Thank God for the Boston police, they were able to control the crowd. It was delirium." - Jim Lonborg on MLB.com (Ian Browne, 06/24/2002, 'Where've you gone, Jim Lonborg?', Source )
Jim Lonborg

Jim 'Gentleman Jim' Lonborg Autograph on a 1990 Swell Baseball Greats Baseball Card (#124 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1990swe01' title='1990 Swell Baseball Greats Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Jim 'Gentleman Jim' Lonborg Autograph on a 1990 Swell Baseball Greats Baseball Card (#124 | Checklist )

Career
All-Star
Wild Card
Division
Videos
| |
Birth Name:
James Reynold Lonborg
Nickname:
Jim or Gentleman Jim
Born On:
04-16-1942  (Aries)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Santa Maria, 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:
San Luis Obispo High School (San Luis Obispo, CA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-05
Player Weight Chart Weight:
210
First Game:
04-23-1965 (Age 23)
Last Game:
06-10-1979
Draft:
Not Applicable / Signing Bonus = $25,000
Jim Lonborg

Jim Lonborg Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
1965 23 Red Sox 32 31 0 9 17 .346 4.47 7 1 0 185.1 813 193 92 112 20 65 3 113 8 3 1 -
1966 24 Red Sox 45 23 7 10 10 .500 3.86 3 1 2 181.2 769 173 78 86 18 55 5 131 7 7 2 -
1967 25 Red Sox 39 39 0 22 9 .710 3.16 15 2 0 273.1 1,130 228 96 102 23 83 5 246 12 19 1 -
1968 26 Red Sox 23 17 0 6 10 .375 4.29 4 1 0 113.1 490 89 54 57 11 59 3 73 7 11 0 -
1969 27 Red Sox 29 23 3 7 11 .389 4.51 4 0 0 143.2 628 148 72 78 15 65 3 100 8 7 0 -
1970 28 Red Sox 9 4 3 4 1 .800 3.18 0 0 0 34.0 138 33 12 12 3 9 0 21 2 0 0 -
1971 29 Red Sox 27 26 1 10 7 .588 4.13 5 1 0 167.2 736 167 77 86 15 67 6 100 3 14 0 -
1972 30 Brewers 33 30 1 14 12 .538 2.83 11 2 1 223.0 929 197 70 75 17 76 11 143 5 11 0 -
1973 31 Phillies 38 30 5 13 16 .448 4.88 6 0 0 199.1 886 218 108 124 25 80 7 106 1 9 0 -
1974 32 Phillies 39 39 0 17 13 .567 3.21 16 3 0 283.0 1,168 280 101 113 22 70 11 121 5 6 0 -
1975 33 Phillies 27 26 1 8 6 .571 4.12 6 2 0 159.1 683 161 73 84 12 45 7 72 3 5 2 -
1976 34 Phillies 33 32 1 18 10 .643 3.08 8 1 1 222.0 916 210 76 85 18 50 4 118 2 5 1 -
1977 35 Phillies 25 25 0 11 4 .733 4.11 4 1 0 157.2 666 157 72 77 15 50 5 76 6 5 2 -
1978 36 Phillies 22 22 0 8 10 .444 5.23 1 0 0 113.2 505 132 66 69 16 45 1 48 4 2 0 -
1979 37 Phillies 4 1 2 0 1 .000 11.05 0 0 0 7.1 41 14 9 10 3 4 0 7 0 1 0 -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
15 Years 425 368 24 157 137 .534 3.86 90 15 4 2,464.1 10,498 2,400 1,056 1,170 233 823 71 1,475 73 105 9 -
Jim Lonborg

Jim Lonborg Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1965 23 Red Sox 32 59 4 8 3 0 0 0 4 5 0 22 5 0 0 1 .136 .203 .186
1966 24 Red Sox 46 54 5 5 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 23 6 0 0 0 .093 .125 .167
1967 25 Red Sox 39 99 7 14 1 1 0 0 8 4 0 52 6 0 0 0 .141 .175 .172
1968 26 Red Sox 23 39 4 11 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 14 5 0 0 0 .282 .282 .410
1969 27 Red Sox 29 41 1 4 1 0 0 0 2 5 0 22 5 1 0 2 .098 .191 .122
1970 28 Red Sox 9 9 2 4 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .444 .444 .889
1971 29 Red Sox 27 53 2 9 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 19 2 0 0 2 .170 .228 .170
1972 30 Brewers 33 69 1 10 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 29 9 0 0 1 .145 .192 .145
1973 31 Phillies 38 59 2 8 2 0 0 0 3 6 0 29 4 0 0 0 .136 .215 .169
1974 32 Phillies 39 94 3 9 2 0 1 1 8 5 0 44 11 1 0 0 .096 .140 .149
1975 33 Phillies 27 44 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 17 6 0 0 1 .023 .140 .023
1976 34 Phillies 33 67 5 11 1 0 0 0 4 6 0 20 6 0 0 2 .164 .233 .179
1977 35 Phillies 25 48 1 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 22 9 0 0 0 .104 .140 .104
1978 36 Phillies 22 34 2 6 2 0 0 0 3 2 0 14 4 0 1 1 .176 .243 .235
1979 37 Phillies 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
15 Years 426 770 41 105 17 2 3 1 43 51 0 330 78 2 1 10 .136 .191 .175
Jim Lonborg

Jim Lonborg Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1965 Red Sox P 32 31 556 41 1.3 36 12 24 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .878 1.75
1966 Red Sox P 45 23 545 41 0.9 39 18 21 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .951 1.93
1967 Red Sox P 39 39 820 44 1.1 43 19 24 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .977 1.42
1968 Red Sox P 23 17 340 14 0.6 14 8 6 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.11
1969 Red Sox P 29 23 431 33 1.1 31 13 18 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .939 1.94
1970 Red Sox P 9 4 102 7 0.8 7 2 5 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.85
1971 Red Sox P 27 26 503 44 1.6 43 15 28 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .977 2.31
1972 Brewers P 33 30 669 37 1.1 34 9 25 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .919 1.37
1973 Phillies P 38 30 598 41 1.1 36 10 26 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .878 1.63
1974 Phillies P 39 39 849 44 1.1 42 16 26 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .955 1.34
1975 Phillies P 27 26 478 43 1.6 42 24 18 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .977 2.37
1976 Phillies P 33 32 666 37 1.1 37 21 16 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
1977 Phillies P 25 25 473 27 1.1 27 10 17 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.54
1978 Phillies P 22 22 341 25 1.1 25 11 14 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.98
1979 Phillies P 4 1 22 1 0.3 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.23
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 425 368 7,393 479 1.1 457 189 268 22 18 n/a n/a n/a .954 1.67
15 Years 425 368 7,393 479 1.1 457 189 268 22 18 n/a n/a n/a .954 1.67
Jim Lonborg

Jim Lonborg Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1965 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.7 14.8 1.74 5.49 3.16
1966 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 2.3 0.0 2.38 6.49 2.72
1967 Red Sox 1 1 .500 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.9 12.4 2.96 8.10 2.73
1968 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 39.0 2.8 19.5 1.24 5.80 4.69
1969 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.9 20.5 1.54 6.26 4.07
1970 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 9.0 4.5 9.0 2.33 5.56 2.38
1971 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.8 17.7 1.49 5.37 3.60
1972 Brewers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.4 23.0 1.88 5.77 3.07
1973 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 19.7 1.33 4.79 3.61
1974 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 94.0 2.1 11.8 1.73 3.85 2.23
1975 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.6 44.0 1.60 4.07 2.54
1976 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.4 16.8 2.36 4.78 2.03
1977 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.2 48.0 1.52 4.34 2.85
1978 Phillies 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.4 11.3 1.07 3.80 3.56
1979 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.75 8.59 4.91
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
15 Years 1 2 .333 0 1 n/a 256.7 2.3 17.9 1.79 5.39 3.01
Jim Lonborg

Jim Lonborg Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1965 Boston Red Sox 16 Undetermined - -
1966 Boston Red Sox 16 Undetermined - -
1967 Boston Red Sox 16 $20,000.00 Stats Stats
1968 Boston Red Sox 16 $50,000.00 - -
1969 Boston Red Sox 16 Undetermined - -
1970 Boston Red Sox 16 Undetermined - -
1971 Boston Red Sox 16 Undetermined - -
1972 Milwaukee Brewers 27 Undetermined - -
1973 Philadelphia Phillies 41 $47,000.00 - -
1974 Philadelphia Phillies 41 Undetermined - -
1975 Philadelphia Phillies 41 Undetermined - -
1976 Philadelphia Phillies 41 $75,000.00 - -
1977 Philadelphia Phillies 41 $168,000.00 - -
1978 Philadelphia Phillies 41 Undetermined - -
1979 Philadelphia Phillies 41 Undetermined - -


Did you know that Jim Lonborg was a pre-med student (future Dentist / Tufts University School of Dental Medicine) who received a degree in biology from Stanford before being signed by the Boston Red Sox ? Did you know Gentleman Jim was the first Cy Young Award winner (1967) in BoSox history?

What happened after going 22-9 in 1967? In December of that year, Lonborg tore the ligaments in his left knee while skiing and his pitching career thereafter was marked by several nagging injuries. He won only 27 games from 1968 to 1971 and was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers after the 1971 season. While he performed well for Milwaukee in 1972, the team traded him in October to the Philadelphia Phillies. He spent the next six and a half seasons with Philadelphia before his release midway through the 1979 season. 15-years on the mound, a 157-137 record with 1,475 strikeouts, a 3.86 ERA, 90 complete games, 15 shutouts, and 2464.1 innings pitched - how did he celebrate his retirement? By going back to college (Tufts University) and completing dental school, an amazing journey from recording the final out of the 1967 Impossible Dream season to being a doctor! Jim shared how that happened to sportswriter Ian Brown in 2002 on MLB.com ('Where've you gone, Jim Lonborg, Source ):

"I was blessed to be a Major League ballplayer for 15 years and to come into a beautiful career like dentistry. It's hard to compare. The life of a dentist is a little more realistic, a little more grounded. I've enjoyed my patients and their families, and providing service to them. A lot of people take it for granted but I take it very seriously.

"I was a pre-med student at Stanford, and I was always interested in healthcare, always interested in taking care of people and their needs.

"When I got out of baseball, my wife and I took a vacation, and during the, 'What am I going to do for the rest of my life' conversations, she said, 'Why don't you become a dentist? You have control of your life. It's not like being a doctor where you're fully committed 24 hours a day, seven days a week'. The more we talked about it, the more sense it made. I went to UMass-Boston for one year, and got my act together academically again, and went to Tufts Dental School and went straight through for three years."

Gentleman Jim was the ace of the 1967 Boston Red Sox team, often referred to as the "Impossible Dream" / season, and during that year Jim led the American League in wins (22 / Longborg's only 20-win season ), strikeouts (246, the third Red Sox strikeout champion in team history, behind Cy Young [158 in 1901] & Tex Hughson [113 in 1942]), games started (39), and hit batsmen (19).

Last-Modified: August 21, 2018 10:52 AM EST

Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac22 Feb
Thank you Kristi! We appreciate every single person who takes the time to do that. ❤️the "learner of things to be l… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac22 Feb
Classic photo from our archives, taken OTD1960 by the Ventura County Star-Free Press (@vcstar), showing #LosAngelestwitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac22 Feb
OTD2005: Jerry Coleman won the Ford C. Frick Award. The former 1950 World Series MVP worked 40+ years in the booth… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac22 Feb
Our Instagram (instagram.com/baseballalmana…) Photo of the Day. At Spring Training game today, in Roger Dean Stadium (… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac22 Feb
Hey Cardinal Nation (@Cardinals), we won't be watching on TV -- we will be there in the park, and in the stands!… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac22 Feb
LOSING a NO-HITTER?!?! Steve Barber (baseball-almanac.com/players/player… / born OTD1938) & Stu Miller threw an OFFICIAL no-no i… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac21 Feb
Alan Trammell: All-Star (6x) GG (4x), Silver Slugger (3x). Bill James ranked him 9th best SS of all time, but DYK B… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac20 Feb
I appreciate you taking the time to include us in this thread and based on the birth certificate, I've made the cha… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac20 Feb
Brian McCann (baseball-almanac.com/players/player…) was the 1st catcher to win Silver Slugger in AL ('15) AND NL ('06, '08, '09,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac19 Feb
Larry Chappell: 1-of-8 #MLB players to die while serving in the armed forces during World War I. List, why Comiskey… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac18 Feb
Mad 😉 at McFarland (@McFarlandBooks) for sending us Sixty-One in '61 (amazon.com/exec/obidos/as…) on Valentine's Day.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac18 Feb
#TUESDAYTRIVIA: Dave Winfield went from University of Minnesota to #SanDiego #Padres, without playing MiLB! He was… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac18 Feb
Sign stealing history; including the use of buzzers, binoculars, scoreboard spies, television cameras, even the App… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac18 Feb
RIP Dick Scott (😥). LHP with #Dodgers (1963) and #Cubs (1964). DYK he was the first Traip Academy (@TraipAcademy) g… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac18 Feb
A very important graph: ┃ ⚾️ Mood ┃ ╱ Level ┃… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac16 Feb
OTD1924 Tony Boeckel died in a car crash. The first #MLB player killed in an automobile accident. The newspaper sto… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac16 Feb
RIP Tony Fernández 😥. An AMAZING 17-year career, 5x All-Star, 4x Gold Glove winner, a cycle, a World Series ring, s… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac15 Feb
February 15 is National Wisconsin Day, birthplace to 245 #MLB players, seventeen All-Stars, and four Hall of Fame p… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac14 Feb
Happy Valentine's Day baseball fans. There are 55 ballplayers who were born OTD, 6 all-stars. 24 passed away on Feb… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac13 Feb
Baseball Almanac Player of the Day. Catfish Hunter. How did he get that nickname? DYK he was the youngest pitcher t… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Desktop Version