John Eugene (Jack) Billingham (born February 21, 1943) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1968), Houston Astros (1969–1971), Cincinnati Reds (1972–1977), Detroit Tigers (1978–1980) and Boston Red Sox (1980). Nicknamed "Cactus Jack", the 6-foot-4 hurler won at least 10 games for 10 consecutive seasons, and he helped lead Cincinnati's legendary "Big Red Machine" to back-to-back World Series titles in 1975 and 1976. He batted and threw right-handed. Billingham is the cousin of Christy Mathewson.
By Dean Hanley
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