Jim Nealon

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Jim Nealon
First baseman
Born: (1884-12-15)December 15, 1884
Sacramento, California
Died: April 2, 1910(1910-04-02) (aged 25)
San Francisco, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 12, 1906 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
September 6, 1907 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Career statistics
Batting average .256
Hits 240
Runs batted in 130
Teams
Career highlights and awards

James Joseph Nealon (December 15, 1884 – April 2, 1910) was a professional baseball player. He was born in Sacramento, California, and died in San Francisco, California, at the age of 25.

He was a first baseman over parts of 2 seasons (1906–1907) with the Pittsburgh Pirates. In his rookie season in 1906, he tied for the National League lead in RBIs with Harry Steinfeldt. The next year, he contracted tuberculosis, ending his baseball career.[1] He subsequently died of typhoid pneumonia at the age of 25.[1]

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  1. ^ a b McKenna, Brian. Early exits: the premature endings of baseball careers, Rowman & Littlefield, 2007, p. 200. ISBN 0-8108-5858-4