Jim Maloney

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February 19, 2013 by Elizabeth Metz

Maloney

Right-handed pitcher, 1960-1970. Inducted 1973.

A shortstop in high school, Maloney was still very new to pitching when he was drafted by the Reds, and took several years of bouncing between the minors and the big league club to master his craft.  Had four consecutive seasons with at least 200 strikeouts. In 1965, he took a no-hitter into the 11th but ultimately lost the game. Later that season, he pitched a true no-hitter in 10 innings, the first of two he’d achieve in his career.  Twice left no-hitters in progress due to injuries.

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2 thoughts on “Jim Maloney

  1. […] through the 1959 season.  He managed future Reds HOFers including Frank Robinson, Vada Pinson, and Jim Maloney, and helped turn a perennial losing team around.  In 1961, his Reds won the National League […]

  2. […] To understand the trade, it’s important to understand where the Reds were coming from. The 1965 Reds led the National League in runs, hits, doubles, triples, total bases, batting average, on base percentage and slugging. The team could hit. They also led the NL in fielding percentage and had the fewest errors, for whatever that‘s worth. Unfortunately, the pitching. In the NL they were second to last, above only the hapless Mets, in both ERA and WHIP, third to last in ERA+ (not that they knew about that at the time), and gave up the most walks in the league. Despite their offensive prowess, the Reds finished in fourth place in 1965. In many ways, that team was similar to the 2011 version of the Reds: a team with a solid core, who was one good top of the rotation starter away from contending. To put it in 2011 Reds terms, what they really needed was a Mat Latos to pair with their Johnny Cueto (who was some guy named Jim Maloney). […]

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