Jim Pastorius started playing professional ball in 1902 in the New York State League for the Albany Senators. He was a left handed hurler who went by the nickname of Sunny Jim. Considering he would play for a Dodger team that couldn't hit worth a lick he certainly needed to be an optimistic man.In 1906 he became a starting pitcher for Brooklyn and did pretty well as a number 5 guy. Pastorius went 10-14 with an ERA of 3.61. The next year he improved a great deal by going 16-12 with a 2.35 ERA. It looked like he may become a mainstay on the Superbas staff. Unfortunately, 1908 brought about a decline for Jim. He went 4-20 with an ERA of 2.44, but issued 74 walks while only striking out 54. He also had the dubious distinction of establishing a franchise record 14 straight loses that year....

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