Wednesday, April 9, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #129 - Jim Colborn


  • Jim Colborn's final season was in 1978. He went from being a solid starter in 1977 to being a spare part in 1978. On June 1 Jim was traded to the Seattle Mariners for Steve Braun. 
  • After the 1978 season Colborn signed a 2-year contract with the Mariners. Jim was released during spring training in 1979 and the Mariners were on the hook for the contract.
  • After his playing career Jim was a coach in the majors from 1984-2010. Colborn now operates the Jim Colborn Baseball League in California. 
  • 1978 Stats:
    • Kansas City Royals: 1-2, 4.76 ERA in 8 games (3 starts)
    • Seattle Mariners: 3-10, 5.35 ERA in 20 games (19 starts)
    • Total: 4-12, 5.24 ERA in 28 games (22 starts)
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • Aug 2- Allowed one run in a complete game 3-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
    • Aug 19 - Went the distance and allowed three hits to lead the Mariners to a 4-1 victory over the New York Yankees. It ended up being Jim's final career victory.