Jim Nash

The 6’5″ 225-lb Nash was named AL Rookie Pitcher of the Year by TSN in 1966 when he broke in with a 12-1 record for the seventh-place A’s. His .923 winning percentage would have led the majors, but he didn’t have enough decisions to qualify. Likewise, his 2.06 ERA would have been second in the AL, but he pitched only 127 innings. He fell to 12-17, 3.76 in 1967 as the A’s dropped to last place, but rebounded in 1968 as the A’s rose to sixth, going 13-13 with a 2.28 ERA and six shutouts. He also struck out 50 times in 74 at-bats, the seventh-worst percentage among pitchers in the modern era. He was 13-9, 4.08 with the Braves in 1970 after being traded for Felipe Alou. His career ended with a 1-9 mark in 1972.