Jack Billingham - Big Red Machine - Starting Pitcher RH
A poised and durable pitcher, Jack Billingham came to the Reds in late 1971 along with Joe Morgan in a trade with Houston - the Reds sent slugger Lee May to the Astros. In 1973, Billingham led the NL in starts with 40 and in innings pitched with 293. He won 19 games and pitched a league leading 7 shutouts. Again in 1974, Billingham won 19 games. His 15-10 record, ERA of 4.11 in 1975 helped the 'Big Red Machine win the NL pennant. His accomplishments include an ERA of 0.36, allowing only one earned in 25 1/3 innings. Jack Billingham was traded in 1977 and in his career that spanned from 1968-80, he won 145 games, lost 113.