John Eugene Billingham
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 195 lb.
Born: February 21, 1943 in Orlando, FL
by the Signed Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1961.
( All Transactions) Debut: April 11, 1968 (Age 25.050)
vs. NYM 0.2 IP, 0 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 0 ER Exceeded rookie limits during 1968 season Rookie Status: [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Astros/Tigers/Dodgers/RedSox 1968-1980 Final Game: June 20, 1980 (Age 37.120)
Relatives: Cousin of Christy Mathewson and Cousin of Henry Mathewson View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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News -- June 2014
6/16 Replacement Level Red Sox Blog: What Would “Blowing It Up” Look Like – Part I: With the Sox slumping and 5.5 games back of a playoff spot there is a realistic chance the Sox are going to be a team looking ... News -- May 2014
5/28 The Writer's Journey: The Great Eight: The 1975 Cincinnati Reds edited by Mark Armour (2014): The Great Eight: The 1975 Cincinnati Reds edited by Mark Armour University of Nebraska Press, 2014 272 pages When your favorite ... News -- April 2014
4/6 MetsToday.com: Mets Game 6: Loss to Reds: Reds 2 Mets 1 Mets and Reds lock up in a pitchers’ duel on a lazy Sunday afternoon. The day reminded me of my youth; it ... News -- March 2014
3/31 The Cardboard Examiner: IT'S BUNTING SEASON: Forget the two-game opening series in Australia last weekend and even Sunday night's tilt in San Diego. Mere hors d'oeuvres. Today ... News -- February 2014
2/21 What the Heck, Bobby?: Happy Birthday - 2/21: No future Astros with birthdays today, but one former Astro celebrates ~RHP Jack Billingham (71)Billingham came to Houston ... News -- December 2013
12/7 The Writer's Journey: Redsfest megapost!: My oldest son and I braved the winter storm to attend Redsfest Friday night, and loaded up on autographs! I was able to obtain ...
12/5 XN Sports: Broadcasters Would Bring Knowledgeability to Flawed Hall of Fame VotingGeorge Castle weighs in on the state of Hall of Fame voting in baseball. ... News -- October 2013
10/10 Rising Apple: Amazin’ Look Back – October 10th, 1973: Mets Win the Pennant: Today at Shea Stadium, in front of 50,323 delirious fans, the Mets topped the Reds in the winner take all Game 5 of the National ...
10/6 Rising Apple: Amazin’ Look Back, 1973 NLCS Game 1: Reds Tip Mets, 2-1: The Mets began their quest for National League pennant today in Cincinnati, after winning their division with a spirited September ... News -- July 2013
7/13 Rising Apple: Amazin’ Look Back – July 13th, 1973: Mets Split Doubleheader in Cincy: Tonight at Riverfront Stadium, the Mets and Reds played a doubleheader. Here’s a recap of both games: Game 1: Jack Billingham ... News -- June 2013
6/4 Rising Apple: Amazin’ Look Back – June 4, 1973: Matlack loses it, Mets lose 5-0 in Cincy: The New York Mets, since winning 4 in a row to bring their record to 17-14, lost for the 11th time in 16 games by a score 5-0 ... News -- April 2013
4/3 The Writer's Journey: Fun Card Submission: 1972 Topps Joe Morgan “In Action”: The 1972 Topps set had a great subset called “In Action.” One of the young stars missing from that set was Joe Morgan, ... News -- March 2013
3/8 Redlegs Review: The time is now for the Redlegs:
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A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance. - Ecclesiastes ... News -- February 2013
2/21 What the Heck, Bobby?: Happy Birthday - 2/21: No future Astros, and only one former Astro with a birthday today ~
RHP Jack Billingham (70)
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12/13 The Writer's Journey: 2012 Redsfest: Jack Billingham: Big Red Machine pitcher Jack Billingham was the first of the Reds alumni autographs we received on Saturday. This is my first ...
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10/19 Rising Apple: The Year The Mets Dismantled The Big Red Machine: The Mets clinched their second ever National League East division flag on the second to last day of the 1973 regular season. ... News -- September 2012
9/25 High Heat Stats: Cannon Fodder: The Casualties of WAR (Volume 1): In another thread, longtime reader Topper wondered aloud: “Who is the all-time SABR whipping boy?” In our first installment ... News -- June 2012
6/21 The Writer's Journey: Reds Hall of Fame gets TV coverage: FOX Sports Ohio To Cover Reds Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony During Pregame On-Field Ceremony The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame ... News -- April 2012
4/10 High Heat Stats: Is Matt Cain the Unluckiest Pitcher Ever?: Of course, the answer to that question is a resounding NO. How unlucky could you be with the contract that Cain just signed? But, ... News -- February 2012
2/20 High Heat Stats: Presidents’ Day look at El Presidente: On this holiday, I always think of Dennis Martinez, because he’s the obvious player to consider when thinking of baseball ... News -- October 2011
10/24 B-R Blog: Shutouts and near-shutouts in the World Series: Derek Holland was removed from Game 4 after getting an out in the 9th, and wound up with no runs charged to him. How rare is that? ...
10/21 B-R Blog: Colby Lewis: 2.22 ERA in 7 postseason starts: WS Game 2 was the 7th postseason start for Colby Lewis, and the 6th time that he went at least 5 innings allowing 2 runs or less. ... News -- May 2011
5/8 The Writer's Journey: Gypsy Queen – Jack Billingham: The Big Red Machine was known for its offense (three in the Hall, should be five), but they had a few decent pitchers as well. ... News -- March 2011
3/11 My Pinstripes: Baseball Digest Birthdays: Bobby Abreu | Baseball Digest: Baseball Digest Birthdays: Bobby Abreu | Baseball DigestBobby Abreu (b. March 11, 1974) caught the eye of scouts while playing ... News -- December 2010
12/13 The Writer's Journey: Redsfest 2010: Lee May: After getting scribbles from Oester and Power, Joshua and I decided to take advantage of our Hall of Fame Membership and mingle ... News -- November 2010
11/16 B-R Blog: Most Cheap Wins Since 1920: Bill James says that it's a “Cheap Win” when a starting pitcher wins a game where his Game Score was under 50. So, what pitchers ...
11/4 PaulLebowitz.com: Sparky's Way: Underappreciated and brilliant: With the news that Sparky Anderson has been admitted to a ho**** care facility with dementia, ... News -- October 2010
10/21 B-R Blog: Data Dump: Postseason Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio Leaders: B-R user Simmy Cohen noticed that we don't have a K/BB leaderboard on our all-time playoff pitching leaders page, and asked if ...
10/13 B-R Blog: Starting More Than One Sudden Death Game: During the Rangers-Rays ALDS game last night, on TBS, Ron Darling talked about the two "Game Sevens" that he started in his career. ... News -- July 2010
7/16 MLBTradeRumors: Jack Of All Trades: Rusty Staub: In Gary Sheffield and Bobby Bonilla, we've seen that a very good player can be traded multiple times if he wears out his welcome. ...