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Washburn in 1962.
Born: May 31, 1938|
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Last MLB appearance
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Career highlights and awards
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Washburn slumped to 3-8 as a spot starter during the
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In his career, Washburn won 72 games and lost 64 with a 3.53 earned run average and struck out 700 batters in 12092⁄3 innings pitched.
On May 12,
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September 18, 1968
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