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Jim Colborn

Born: May 22, 1946

Birthplace: Santa Paula

Profession: Baseball player

Nationality: United States

Jim Colborn

Date of Birth : May 22, 1946
Birth Place : Santa Paula

James William Colborn is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. The right-handed Colborn pitched for the Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers, Kansas City Royals and Seattle Mariners. After graduating from Whittier College with a degree in sociology, Colborn studied for his masters degree at Edinburgh University in Scotland, where he also starred in basketball as well as baseball, being named all-Scotland. He was planning on becoming a sociology professor until baseball lured him away. In 1966, while in college, Colborn struck out 21 batters in a College All-Star Game in the Netherlands. In 1967, the Chicago Cubs signed Colborn as an amateur free agent. He found himself in Leo Durocher’s doghouse after struggling as a young relief pitcher for three years. At the end of the 1971 season, Colborn was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for Jose Cardenal. 1973 was Colborn’s best season; he became the Brewers' first-ever 20-game winner, posting a 20-12 record with a 3.18 ERA. He also was named to the American League All-Star team, but did not pitch in the game.


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  • James William Colborn
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