In nine full and four partial seasons in the majors, the 5'9", sneaky-fast Easterly
managed 23 wins and 14 saves. After he posted his career-best 4-1 record in 1985,
the long reliever re-signed with the Indians under a lucrative, two-year contract,
but spent the bulk of that time'Vh)''@@disabled with shoulder problems. While on
loan to the Expos organization on July 14, 1979, he threw a seven-inning perfect
game for Denver (American Association).
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»September 29, 1976: John Montefusco walks only Jerry Royster in hurling a no-hitter as the Giants beat the Braves 9–0. Starter Jamie Easterly toils less than two innings to take the loss. Montefusco (16-14), "The Mouth that Roared," proclaims in the locker room afterwards that, "The Count is back."
»April 25, 1977: The Reds score a record-tying 12 runs in the 5th inning off three Braves pitchers (Phil Niekro, Jamie Easterly, and Mike Beard), and 23 in the game, in crushing the Braves, 23–9. George Foster clouts two homers, a double and single, scores five runs and drives home seven to lead Cincy. The previous time 12 runs scored in an inning was September 3, 1926, also allowed by the Braves.
»June 30, 1978: In the first game of a 10–9, 10–5 doubleheader loss to the Braves, Giant Willie McCovey hits his 500th career home run, off Jamie Easterly. McCovey becomes the 12th member of the 500-HR club. Mike Ivie adds his 2nd pinch grand slam of the year in the opener. Jack Clark has three home runs in the two games.