Hood was Baltimore's number-one draft selection in June 1969. He allowed just one
HR in 57 innings in 1974. Both a starter and reliever, he worked a career-high 155
innings with Cleveland in 1978.
»April 19, 1979: Following a 6–3 loss to the Orioles, Yankees Goose Gossage and Cliff Johnson brawl in the clubhouse. Gossage sustains a sprained ligament in his left thumb, and will be sidelined until July 12th. After the fight, Reggie Jackson predicts that Cliff Johnson's days as a Yankee are numbered. He is proved correct when Johnson is traded to Cleveland on June 15th for Don Hood.
»June 15, 1979:
The Yankees send Cliff Johnson to the Indians for P Don Hood. Johnson had been in the Yankee doghouse ever since his brawl with teammate Goose Gossage that put Goose on the DL for two months.