Happy Reds birthday, Bill Gullickson!
February 20, 1959
Bill Gullickson‘s best big league season according to WAR was 1986, when he pitched to a 15-12 record and 3.38 ERA. He was named Pitcher of the Month on the strength of his 5-2 record and minuscule 0.79 ERA. Gullickson spent the 1988 and 1989 seasons pitching for the Yomiuri Giants in Japan. He said of those years, “The only English words I saw in Japan were Sony and Mitsubishi.”