Jim Colborn

1978 Topps

An all-star in 1973, Colborn went 83-88 during 10 years in the majors. He was 20-12 for the Milwaukee Brewers in 1973, earning his lone All-Star Game appearance and finishing sixth in the Cy Young vote. The Brewers eventually sent Colborn to the Kansas City Royals where he won 18 games in 1977. He also pitched a no-hitter that season, besting the Texas Rangers on May 14, 1977. It was the first no-hitter pitched by a Royal at Kauffman Stadium. He spent 1978 with the Royals and the Seattle Mariners. It ended up being the final year of his career.


Colborn was a pitching coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates and later the Rangers’ bullpen coach.

Jim Colborn – career stats 


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Writer, historian, father, intrepid traveller, journalist, aging punk ... I am actually in a Hall of Fame.

One thought on “Jim Colborn

  1. I attended the Royals (Sunday) game the day after Colborn’s no-hitter and saw Willie Horton hit 3 HRs for Texas before coincidentally flying to Dallas with the Rangers team (on a non-chartered, commercial flight) later that evening. Talk about a different era; Rangers’ outfielder Juan Beniquez was running down the aisle with a cocktail in hand DURING TAKEOFF at a time when smoking was still allowed on all flights.


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