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Today In Brewer History: So Long, Jim Colborn

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The longtime Brewer pitcher's career came to an end 34 years ago today.

On this day in 1979 the Mariners released longtime major league pitcher Jim Colborn, effectively ending his major league career. Colborn had struggled with the Mariners the previous season, posting a 5.35 ERA over 20 appearances (19 starts).

Colborn spent five of his ten major league seasons as a Brewer and in 1973 he became the first 20-game winner in franchise history, going 20-12 with a 3.18 ERA over a franchise record 314.1 innings of work. He was an All Star that season and finished sixth in the AL Cy Young voting.

Colborn is still eighth on the Brewer all-time list with 1118 innings pitched and fourth with 51 complete games.

With help from the B-Ref Play Index, we'd like to wish a happy birthday today to 2002 Brewer Ryan Christenson. He turns 39.

Today is also the 30th anniversary of the Brewers releasing pitcher Dwight Bernard, ending his major league career. We covered that event in this space last year.