Bolin won 88 games in a 13-year career that spanned from 1961 until 1973. He broke in as a relief pitcher with San Francisco but became a regular in the Giants’ rotation by the mid 1960’s. His best year came in 1968 when he went 10-5 for San Francisco with a 1.99 ERA. His earned run average, however, was not low enough to win the ERA title that year as St. Louis Cardinal Bob Gibson finished with a 1.12 mark, which still stands as the record for a starting pitcher. Bolin left the Giants in 1970 to join the Milwaukee Brewers. He pitched there for half a season before concluding his career after a three-and-a-half year stint with the Boston Red Sox. Bolin pitched out of the bullpen for much of his career and finished with 51 saves.
Bob Bolin – career stats