Jim Willoughby

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1976 Topps #102 Jim Willoughby

James Arthur Willoughby

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Biographical Information[edit]

Jim Willoughby pitched one complete game shutout in his major league career. It came on April 28, 1973 as a member of the San Francisco Giants against the St. Louis Cardinals. He gave up 4 hits, walked 1 and struck out 6. The win moved the Giants to 18-5 on the season and the struggling Cardinals to 2-15.

In September of 1979 he appeared on the active roster of the eventual World Series Champion Pittsburgh Pirates but never appeared in a game.

Willoughby took the head coaching position at Suffolk University in 1981. After 7 games he resigned with a 1-6 record.

In 1989, he played for the Winter Haven Super Sox of the Senior Professional Baseball Association. In 1990, He played for the San Bernardino Pride of the SPBA. He pitched in 10 games and was 1-0 with 1 save and a 3.96 ERA when the league folded.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Jon Daly: "Jim Willoughby", in Bill Nowlin and Cecilia Tan, ed.: '75:The Red Sox Team that Saved Baseball, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2015, pp. 125-130. ISBN 978-1-933599-97-7

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