Landrum pitched for eight seasons in the majors, going 18-15 with 58 saves and a 3.39 ERA for the Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates and Montreal Expos from 1986-1993. He enjoyed a solid year as the Pirates’ closer in 1989. He saved 26 games for Pittsburgh that season and had a sparkling 1.67 ERA. He was almost as effective the following season as he won a career-high seven games, to go with 13 saves and a 2.13 ERA. Landrum saved 17 games while pitching in a career-high 61 games in 1991, but saw his ERA balloon to 7.20 when he joined the Expos in 1992 and was soon out of the league.
Landrum twice reached the National League Championship Series with Pittsburgh, first in 1990 and again in 1991. He pitched in three games and allowed a run in three innings.
Bill Landrum – career stats