May 26, 1934 |
Englewood, New Jersey
|July 28, 1959 for the Boston Red Sox|
Last MLB appearance
|June 14, 1965 for the Houston Astros|
|Runs batted in||15|
James Thomas Mahoney (born May 26, 1934 in Englewood, New Jersey) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop. He was signed by the Philadelphia Phillies before the 1953 season and played for the Boston Red Sox (1959), the Washington Senators (1961), Cleveland Indians (1962), and Houston Astros (1965).
Mahoney was the first player to appear as a pinch runner in modern Washington Senators history. On April 10, 1961, in the bottom of the ninth inning, he entered the game for second baseman Danny O'Connell, who had singled with one out. He reached second on an R. C. Stevens grounder to third, but did not score, as the next batter made the third out. The Senators lost to the Chicago White Sox, 4-3.
Other career highlights include:
- one 3-hit game...three singles and two runs scored in a 9-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers (May 11, 1961)
- a home run vs. the New York Yankees in front of 70,918 fans at Cleveland Stadium (June 17, 1962)
- hit a combined .381 (8-for-21) against All-Stars Eddie Fisher, Mike Fornieles, Mudcat Grant, and Dave Stenhouse
After his playing career, he was a Major League coach for the Chicago White Sox (1972–76) and Seattle Mariners (1985–86), and managed in the farm systems of the White Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates and Minnesota Twins.