Sunday, December 20, 2009

1976 Topps #301 - Jackie Brown

  • Jackie Brown was signed by the Philadelphia Phillies in 1962. He pitched in the Phillies' system from 1962 until he was released in May 1968. Brown was signed by the Washington Senators and he pitched better in the Washington organization. Jackie made it to the majors in 1970 at the age of 27. He pitched in 27 games (5 starts) and was 2-2 with a 3.95 ERA.
  • Brown went back and forth between Washington and Denver in 1971. For the Senators he was 3-4 with a 5.94 ERA in 14 games (9 starts). Jackie was back in Denver for the entire 1972 season. In 1973 Brown was in AAA Spokane until early July then was called up to Texas where he was 5-5 with two saves and a 3.92 ERA in 25 games (3 starts).
  • Jackie had his best season in 1974 when he was inserted into the Texas rotation. He was 13-12 with a 3.57 ERA in 35 games (26 starts). Brown started the 1975 season with Texas and was traded to the Cleveland Indians as part of a package for Gaylord Perry on June 13. For the two clubs Jackie was 6-7 with one save and a 4.25 ERA in 42 games (10 starts).
  • Brown was mostly a starter for the last two years of his career. In 1976 he went 9-11 with a 4.25 ERA in 32 games (27 starts). After the '76 season Jackie was traded to the Montreal Expos for Andre Thornton (whoops!!). For the Expos in 1977 Brown was 9-12 with a 4.51 ERA in 42 games (25 starts). The Expos released Jackie after the 1977 season and he signed with the Texas Rangers. Brown spent the 1978 season in AAA Tucson but didn't make it back to the majors.
  • Liked to face: Aurelio Rodriguez (.179 in 39 AB); Al Kaline (.095 in 21 AB); John Mayberry (.091 in 22 AB)
  • Hated to face: Amos Otis (.565 in 23 AB); Freddie Pated (.423 in 26 AB); Robin Yount (.346 in 26 AB)

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