Jim Mahoney

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Jim Mahoney
Shortstop
Born: (1934-05-26) May 26, 1934 (age 80)
Englewood, New Jersey
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 28, 1959 for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
June 14, 1965 for the Houston Astros
Career statistics
Batting average .229
Home runs 4
Runs batted in 15
Teams

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:

Mahoney had a career (.966 fielding percentage) and a batting average of .229 with 4 home runs, 15 RBI, and a slugging percentage of .314 in 210 at bats. He scored 32 runs in 120 games.

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.

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