Originally signed by the Mets, Hardin was drafted by Baltimore and went 18-13 (2.51)
in 1968, his second ML year. He failed to win more than six in any of his remaining
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»July 27, 1969:
In the team's biggest shutout victory ever, Baltimore routs the White Sox, 17–0, as Jim Hardin wins over Billy Wynne. Hardin allows just two hits while the Birds bang out 20, good for 39 total bases. Frank Robinson drives in five runs and hits a pair of homers.
»June 19, 1970: Despite Mike Epstein's eight RBIs, the Senators bow to the Orioles 12–10 in the first game of a doubleheader. Epstein has two homers -- one a grand slam -- and a single. Boog Powell drives in four runs with four hits for the O's. The O's use pitching to take the nitecap, 3–2, in 13 innings. Jim Hardin pitches 10 innings with Pete Richert getting the win with three innings of relief.
»July 7, 1972: In the Pirates 10–2 lid lifter win over Atlanta, Milt May goes 5-for-5 to lead a 20-hit attack. May has two more hits in the nitecap, but the Pirates lose, 3–2, to Jim Hardin.