Today’s Cubs Birthdays (September 21)
~Jim Todd 1947– (Cubs 1974, 1977)
Todd was drafted by the Cubs and made his debut with them in 1974. He didn’t pitch badly, but the Cubs traded him to Oakland for Champ Summers. Todd pitched well for the A’s, saving 12 games in ’75 and four more in ’76. The Cubs liked what they saw so they reacquired him, figuring he could strengthen their bullpen. It didn’t work out that way. Todd was rocked hard his second time around in a Cubs uniform. He allowed 68 baserunners in only 30 innings, and posted an ERA over nine. He was traded to the Mariners for Pete Broberg after the 1977 season. (Photo: Topps 1975 Baseball Card)
~Doug Davis 1975– (Cubs 2011)
The Cubs always had a hard time beating the soft-tossing lefty when he pitched for Milwaukee and Arizona, so they took a flyer on him when he became available in 2011. They gave him nine starts, and he went 1-7 with a 6.50 ERA. That was the end of his big league career.