Todd posted a 25-23 career mark with a 4.23 ERA and 24 saves as a member of the Chicago Cubs, Oakland A’s and Seattle Mariners from 1974-1979. He enjoyed his best season while pitching for the A’s in 1975. He went 8-3 that year with 12 saves and a 2.29 ERA. He won seven games the next season for Oakland but saw his ERA jump to 3.81. Todd was dealt to the Cubs in 1977 and was far less effective. His ERA exploded to 9.10 and he appeared in just 20 games for Chicago. He had better results the next year for the Mariners, posting a 3.88 ERA in 49 games but struggled on his return to Oakland in 1979 with a 6.56 ERA in 51 games. Todd spent 1980 in the minors, then retired.
Todd’s first game came on April 29, 1974 while pitching for the Cubs in the Astrodome against the Houston Astros. He entered the game in the second inning and pitched two innings, allowing two hits and a run while striking out one hitter. The Astros won the game 18-2.
Jim Todd – career stats