James Atkins (baseball)
March 10, 1921|
|Died: February 28, 2009
|September 29, 1950, for the Boston Red Sox|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 10, 1952, for the Boston Red Sox|
|Earned run average||3.60|
James Curtis Atkins (March 10, 1921 – February 28, 2009) was an American pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Boston Red Sox in the 1950 and 1952 seasons. Listed at 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) tall and 205 pounds (93 kg), Atkins batted left-handed and threw right-handed. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama.
In a two-season MLB career, Atkins posted a 0–1 record with a 3.60 ERA, two strikeouts, 15 hits allowed and 11 bases on balls in 15 innings of work in four appearances (one as a starter). In his lone start, on April 21, 1952, at Fenway Park against the Washington Senators, Atkins allowed only three hits and two earned runs in 7⅓ innings. He also went two for three as a batter. But he surrendered five bases on balls and was the losing pitcher in a 3–2 Washington victory.
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