Jim Tyrone

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Jim Tyrone
Outfielder
Born: (1949-01-29) January 29, 1949 (age 65)
Alice, Texas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 27, 1972 for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
October 2, 1977 for the Oakland Athletics
Career statistics
Batting average .227
Home runs 8
Runs batted in 32
Teams

James Vernon Tyrone is a former professional baseball outfielder. He played all or part of four seasons in Major League Baseball, between 1972 and 1977, for the Chicago Cubs and Oakland Athletics. He also played four seasons in Nippon Professional Baseball, from 1979 until 1982, for the Seibu Lions and Nankai Hawks.

Jim's brother, Wayne Tyrone, also played in the major leagues for the Cubs in 1976. Despite being in the same organization for four-plus seasons, the two were never teammates at any level.

Personal life[edit]

Jim was the oldest of five kids (Wayne Tyrone, JoEtta Duncan, Lenoard Tyrone) of the late Ora Lee and Oscar Lee Tyrone, who married in 1948 and divorced in 1974. Oscar remarried to Norma Jean in 1975 in which Jon Tyrone was born in that union. Tyrone married Lamar Casas in 1982 (divorced 1992) and resided in Pasadena, California upon his return to Texas in 1993. He has five children: Dal Davenport (from a previous relationship), Marquita Tyrone, Maegan Tyrone, Sommer Tyrone, and Allison Tyrone along with four grandchildren. He currently lives in Arlington, Texas where he privately instructed kids with their batting before his retirement.

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