Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Angels Debut #107 Jim McGlothlin

James Milton McGlothlin (Red)
Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.
Born: October 6, 1943 in Los Angeles, CA
MLB Debut: September 20, 1965 California Angels
Final MLB Game: September 28, 1973 Chicago White Sox
Died: December 23, 1975 in Union, KY (Aged 32)
Years with the Angels: 1965-1969

Before 1962 Season: Signed by the Los Angeles Angels as an amateur free agent.
November 25, 1969: Traded by the California Angels with Pedro Borbon and Vern Geishert to the Cincinnati Reds for Alex Johnson and Chico Ruiz.

As the Angels starting pitcher the first batter he faced was Luis Aparicio who flied out to right. He went 5 innings giving up 4 runs on 8 hits with 3 strikeouts ending up with the loss in a 4-2 victory for the Baltimore Orioles on Monday, September 20, 1965 (D) at Chavez Ravine.

In 133 games (110 starts) he won 33 and lost 43, had 7 shutouts and 22 complete games with a 3.37 ERA.
Led the AL in shutouts (6) in 1967.
AL All-Star in 1967

Best Angels Performance:
Threw a complete game 2-hitter against the Washington Senators on Sunday, May 7, 1967 (D) at Anaheim Stadium.

- Also played for the Reds (70-73); White Sox (73).
- Had 4 games with 10 or more strikeouts.
- Loved to face Frank Howard who hit .154, 24AB, 10K against him.
- Died of Leukemia at age 32 in 1975.

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