Jim Whitney

Jim Whitney
1857 - 1891

Jim Whitney  American Baseball


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Jim Whitney passed away on 21st May 1891 aged 33.

Jim Whitney is a member of the following lists: American baseball pitcher, 1850s births stubs, Omaha Green Stockings players and San Francisco Athletics players.


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First Name James
Middle Name Evans
Last Name Whitney
Full Name at Birth James Evans Whitney
Alternative Name Grasshopper Jim
Age 33 (age at death) years
Birthday 10th November, 1857
Birthplace Conklin, NY
Died 21st May, 1891
Place of Death Binghamton, NY
Buried Spring Forest Cemetery, Binghamton, NY
Height 6' 2" (188 cm)
Weight W
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Nationality American
Occupation Text Former Major League Baseball Player
Occupation Baseball
Baseball Position Pitcher, Outfielder, First Baseman
Bats Left
Throws Right
MLB First Game Date 2nd May, 1881
MLB Final Game Date 16th July, 1890

James Evans "Grasshopper Jim" Whitney (November 10, 1857 – May 21, 1891) was a professional baseball player. He was a right-handed pitcher over parts of ten seasons (1881–1890) with the Boston Red Caps/Beaneaters, Kansas City Cowboys, Washington Nationals, Indianapolis Hoosiers and Philadelphia Athletics (AA). He was the National League strikeout champion in 1883 with the Boston Beaneaters. For his career, he compiled a 191–204 record in 413 appearances, with a 2.97 ERA and 1571 strikeouts.

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