Drafted by the Seattle Pilots in 1969, Jim Slaton rose to the top of Brewers pitching records in two stints with Milwaukee. He was the all-time club leader in games, starts, wins, innings, strikeouts, and shutouts. Ironically, his best campaign came in his only year away from Milwaukee between 1971 and 1983. Traded to Detroit for Ben Oglivie, the dependable Slaton had a career-high 17 wins in 1978, then went back to Milwaukee as a free agent. Following his winningest season with the Brewers (15-9 in 1979), he suffered a slight rotator cuff tear in 1980. His complete comeback climaxed with a club-high 14 wins, all in relief, in 1983. Slaton was used as a starter and reliever with the Angels.