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Jim Colborn

James William Colborn

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: May 22, 1946 in Santa Paula, CA
High School: Santa Paula HS (Santa Paula, CA)
Schools: University of Washington (Seattle, WA), Whittier College (Whittier, CA)
Signed
by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1967. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 13, 1969 (Age 23.052)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1970 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Brewers/Cubs/Royals/Mariners 1969-1978

Final Game: October 1, 1978 (Age 32.132)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 24, 2014 5:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #828. Jeff Nelson… #829. Jack Warhop… #830. Jeff Russell… #831. JIM COLBORN… #832. Gil Meche… #833. Tom Seaton… #834. Jack Pfiester… 

Standard Pitching

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1969 23 CHC NL 1 0 1.000 3.07 6 2 1 0 0 0 14.2 15 6 5 2 9 1 4 1 1 0 65 135 5.78 1.636 9.2 1.2 5.5 2.5 0.44
1970 24 CHC NL 3 1 .750 3.59 34 5 11 0 0 4 72.2 88 37 29 3 23 6 50 1 1 1 327 125 2.79 1.528 10.9 0.4 2.8 6.2 2.17
1971 25 CHC NL 0 1 .000 6.97 14 0 5 0 0 0 10.1 18 8 8 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 50 58 4.19 2.032 15.7 0.9 2.6 1.7 0.67
1972 26 MIL AL 7 7 .500 3.11 39 12 7 4 1 0 147.2 135 53 51 14 43 7 97 2 0 5 608 97 3.23 1.205 8.2 0.9 2.6 5.9 2.26
1973 ★ 27 MIL AL 20 12 .625 3.18 43 36 2 22 4 1 314.1 297 133 111 21 87 5 135 3 1 6 1287 118 3.43 1.222 8.5 0.6 2.5 3.9 1.55 AS,CYA-6
1974 28 MIL AL 10 13 .435 4.06 33 31 2 10 1 0 224.0 230 104 101 27 60 4 83 6 0 3 938 89 4.29 1.295 9.2 1.1 2.4 3.3 1.38
1975 29 MIL AL 11 13 .458 4.27 36 29 3 8 1 2 206.1 215 111 98 18 65 5 79 5 0 5 879 90 3.97 1.357 9.4 0.8 2.8 3.4 1.22
1976 30 MIL AL 9 15 .375 3.71 32 32 0 7 0 0 225.2 232 97 93 20 54 9 101 2 2 6 937 94 3.63 1.267 9.3 0.8 2.2 4.0 1.87
1977 31 KCR AL 18 14 .563 3.62 36 35 0 6 1 0 239.0 233 106 96 22 81 2 103 13 3 8 1023 113 4.25 1.314 8.8 0.8 3.1 3.9 1.27
1978 32 TOT AL 4 12 .250 5.24 28 22 1 3 0 0 142.2 156 95 83 25 50 2 34 8 1 2 630 73 5.61 1.444 9.8 1.6 3.2 2.1 0.68
1978 32 KCR AL 1 2 .333 4.76 8 3 1 0 0 0 28.1 31 18 15 4 12 1 8 2 0 0 128 81 5.34 1.518 9.8 1.3 3.8 2.5 0.67
1978 32 SEA AL 3 10 .231 5.35 20 19 0 3 0 0 114.1 125 77 68 21 38 1 26 6 1 2 502 72 5.67 1.426 9.8 1.7 3.0 2.0 0.68
10 Yrs 83 88 .485 3.80 301 204 32 60 8 7 1597.1 1619 750 675 153 475 41 688 41 9 36 6744 98 3.95 1.311 9.1 0.9 2.7 3.9 1.45
162 Game Avg. 11 12 .485 3.80 41 27 4 8 1 1 215 218 101 91 21 64 6 93 6 1 5 908 98 3.95 1.311 9.1 0.9 2.7 3.9 1.45
MIL (5 yrs) 57 60 .487 3.65 183 140 14 51 7 3 1118.0 1109 498 454 100 309 30 495 18 3 25 4649 98 3.72 1.268 8.9 0.8 2.5 4.0 1.60
CHC (3 yrs) 4 2 .667 3.87 54 7 17 0 0 4 97.2 121 51 42 6 35 7 56 2 2 1 442 113 3.39 1.597 11.2 0.6 3.2 5.2 1.60
KCR (2 yrs) 19 16 .543 3.74 44 38 1 6 1 0 267.1 264 124 111 26 93 3 111 15 3 8 1151 109 4.37 1.335 8.9 0.9 3.1 3.7 1.19
SEA (1 yr) 3 10 .231 5.35 20 19 0 3 0 0 114.1 125 77 68 21 38 1 26 6 1 2 502 72 5.67 1.426 9.8 1.7 3.0 2.0 0.68
AL (7 yrs) 79 86 .479 3.80 247 197 15 60 8 3 1499.2 1498 699 633 147 440 34 632 39 7 35 6302 97 3.98 1.292 9.0 0.9 2.6 3.8 1.44
NL (3 yrs) 4 2 .667 3.87 54 7 17 0 0 4 97.2 121 51 42 6 35 7 56 2 2 1 442 113 3.39 1.597 11.2 0.6 3.2 5.2 1.60
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1969 23 CHC NL 14.2 6 2 6 3.68 4.08 -0.08 -0.02 123.7 5.11 2 0.3 .5 -0.0 0.4 4 .542 .502
1970 24 CHC NL 72.2 34 5 37 4.58 4.49 -0.07 -0.11 113.1 5.03 3 0.3 1.3 -0.1 0.9 10 .508 .502
1971 25 CHC NL 10.1 14 0 8 6.97 4.66 -0.34 -0.20 113.2 5.43 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .485 .499
1972 26 MIL AL 147.2 39 12 53 3.23 3.43 0.19 -0.03 99.3 3.20 0 0.0 .6 -0.2 1.4 11 .501 .500 $16,000
1973 ★ 27 MIL AL 314.1 43 36 133 3.81 4.28 0.00 0.09 99.1 4.33 15 1.7 2.5 -0.1 4.6 48 .539 .510 AS,CYA-6
1974 28 MIL AL 224.0 33 31 104 4.18 4.16 0.12 0.10 99.9 4.14 -1 -0.1 .9 -0.1 2.0 19 .497 .499
1975 29 MIL AL 206.1 36 29 111 4.84 4.30 -0.26 0.09 100.3 4.67 -4 -0.4 1.4 -0.1 1.5 15 .488 .497
1976 30 MIL AL 225.2 32 32 97 3.87 3.96 -0.04 0.12 100.5 4.14 7 0.9 -0.1 2.9 27 .527 .505
1977 31 KCR AL 239.0 36 35 106 3.99 4.56 0.20 0.14 101.1 4.55 14 1.5 .3 -0.1 3.7 39 .541 .509
1978 32 KCR AL 28.1 8 3 18 5.72 4.53 0.37 -0.11 106.2 4.29 -4 -0.5 1.2 -0.1 -0.2 -2 .442 .497
1978 32 SEA AL 114.1 20 19 77 6.06 4.31 -0.25 0.12 101.1 4.73 -17 -1.7 .2 -0.0 -0.6 -6 .415 .489
10 Seasons 1597.1 301 204 750 4.23 4.20 0.01 0.08 101.1 4.32 14 1.7 1.1 -1.0 16.3 163 .506 .502 $16,000
MIL (5 yrs) 1118.0 183 140 498 4.01 4.08 -0.01 0.08 99.8 4.17 18 2.1 1.1 -0.7 12.4 120 .511 .503 $16,000
CHC (3 yrs) 97.2 54 7 51 4.70 4.45 -0.10 -0.11 114.7 5.09 3 0.3 1.1 -0.1 1.1 13 .506 .501
KCR (2 yrs) 267.1 44 38 124 4.17 4.55 0.22 0.11 101.7 4.52 9 1.0 1.1 -0.2 3.5 37 .523 .507
SEA (1 yr) 114.1 20 19 77 6.06 4.31 -0.25 0.12 101.1 4.73 -17 -1.7 .2 -0.0 -0.6 -6 .415 .489

Standard Batting

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1969 23 CHC NL 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1970 24 CHC NL 34 17 15 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 11 .067 .125 .067 .192 -49 1 0 0 1 0 0 1
1971 25 CHC NL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1972 26 MIL AL 39 40 37 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 17 .081 .105 .135 .240 -28 5 0 0 2 0 0 1
1973 ★ 27 MIL AL 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS,CYA-6
1974 28 MIL AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1975 29 MIL AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1976 30 MIL AL 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1977 31 KCR AL 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1978 32 TOT AL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1978 32 KCR AL 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1978 32 SEA AL 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
10 Yrs 302 60 55 0 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 30 .073 .105 .109 .214 -39 6 0 0 3 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 32 30 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 16 .073 .105 .109 .214 -39 3 0 0 2 0 0
MIL (5 yrs) 183 40 37 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 17 .081 .105 .135 .240 -28 5 0 0 2 0 0
CHC (3 yrs) 54 20 18 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 13 .056 .105 .056 .161 -57 1 0 0 1 0 0
KCR (2 yrs) 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SEA (1 yr) 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (7 yrs) 248 40 37 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 17 .081 .105 .135 .240 -28 5 0 0 2 0 0
NL (3 yrs) 54 20 18 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 13 .056 .105 .056 .161 -57 1 0 0 1 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1969 23 CHC NL 6 3 -1 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .494 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1970 24 CHC NL 34 17 -4 -0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1971 25 CHC NL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1972 26 MIL AL 39 40 -6 -0 0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 $16,000 1
1973 ★ 27 MIL AL 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 1 AS,CYA-6
1974 28 MIL AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1975 29 MIL AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1976 30 MIL AL 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1977 31 KCR AL 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1978 32 KCR AL 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1978 32 SEA AL 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
10 Seasons 302 60 -10 -0 0 0 8 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .499 .500 -0.3 0.2 -2 $16,000
MIL (5 yrs) 183 40 -6 -0 0 0 5 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.1 -1 $16,000
CHC (3 yrs) 54 20 -4 -0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .497 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2
KCR (2 yrs) 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0
SEA (1 yr) 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1969 CHC NL 23 P 6 2 0 14.2 5 1 4 0 1 1.000 3.07 0.83 .958 1.96 1.93 0 1 100% 40% 0
1970 CHC NL 24 P 34 5 0 72.2 18 4 13 1 1 .944 2.11 0.50 .951 1.85 1.84 6 5 45% 33% 0
1971 CHC NL 25 P 14 0 0 10.1 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 3.48 0.29 .955 1.92 1.90 2 0 0% 36% 1
1972 MIL AL 26 P 39 12 4 147.2 26 8 17 1 1 .962 1.52 0.64 .950 1.86 1.85 6 8 57% 39% 0
1973 MIL AL 27 P 43 36 22 314.1 74 19 55 0 4 1.000 2.12 1.72 .951 1.86 1.85 11 12 52% 38% 3 AS,CYA-6
1974 MIL AL 28 P 33 31 10 224.0 58 19 35 4 0 .931 2.17 1.64 .947 1.81 1.80 13 12 48% 38% 4
1975 MIL AL 29 P 36 29 8 206.1 53 15 36 2 2 .962 2.22 1.42 .940 1.87 1.86 15 9 38% 38% 2
1976 MIL AL 30 P 32 32 7 225.2 44 11 32 1 4 .977 1.71 1.34 .950 1.87 1.88 18 9 33% 34% 6
1977 KCR AL 31 P 36 35 6 239.0 71 27 39 5 3 .930 2.49 1.83 .948 1.95 1.93 12 5 29% 39% 1
1978 TOT AL 32 P 28 22 3 142.2 52 10 39 3 2 .942 3.09 1.75 .954 1.90 1.88 9 1 10% 38% 2
1978 KCR AL 32 P 8 3 0 28.1 11 2 8 1 0 .909 3.18 1.25 .954 1.91 1.88 3 0 0% 38% 1
1978 SEA AL 32 P 20 19 3 114.1 41 8 31 2 2 .951 3.07 1.95 .954 1.90 1.88 6 1 14% 38% 1
10 Seasons P 301 204 60 1597.1 405 114 274 17 18 .958 2.19 1.29 .949 1.87 1.86 92 62 40% 37% 19
10 Seasons TOT 301 204 60 1597.1 405 114 274 17 18 .958 2.19 1.29 .949 1.87 1.86 92 62 40% 37% 19
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1984 BBWAA ()

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1973 AL (6, 2%)
0.02 Career Shares (278th)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1977 May 15th AL Player of the Week

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1973 AL  3.18 (8th)

Wins s c a p y
1973 AL  20 (7th)
1977 AL  18 (5th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1973 AL  .625 (6th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1973 AL  1.222 (7th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1973 AL  2.491 (10th)
1976 AL  2.154 (10th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1973 AL  314.3 (6th)

Games Started s c a p y
1977 AL  35 (10th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1973 AL  22 (5th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1973 AL  4 (4th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1974 AL  27 (3rd)
1976 AL  20 (5th)
1978 AL  25 (7th)

Hits s c a p y
1973 AL  297 (4th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1973 AL  0.601 (9th)

Losses s c a p y
1976 AL  15 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1977 AL  13 (1st)
1978 AL  8 (4th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1973 AL  1,287 (6th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1973 AL  118 (10th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1973 AL  2.5 (9th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1977 AL  27 (1st)

Assists as P s c a p y
1973 AL  55 (4th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1977 AL  5 (3rd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1973 AL  1.000 (1st)

                                         

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 26 (914), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 13 (863), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 6 (1298), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (622nd), 16.0 career WAR/16.7 7yr-peak WAR/16.4 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1972 26 Milwaukee Brewers $16,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1979 33 Seattle Mariners $80,000 ? 3/2/79 TSN 2/170, plus 5K bonus for 180-200-220 innings
1980 34 Seattle Mariners $90,000 ? 1979 TSN Guide
Career to date (may be incomplete)$186,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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