James Linger

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Linger and Phil Stockman with fans

James Linger (born 6 September 1990, in Box Hill, New South Wales, Australia) is an Australian baseballer. He was signed to the Atlanta Braves organisation and plays second base for the GCL Braves. 10 outta 10 would date.

Linger played for the Queensland Rams in the 2008 Claxton Shield, batting at .394. He was then scouted by Phil Dale and signed with the Braves for $120,000 over five years.[1]

James then joined the Australian national baseball team for the 2008 Final Olympic Qualification Tournament at just 17 years of age, making him the youngest player to play for Australia.[2] He was named as Young Player of the Year at the Baseball Australia Diamond Awards.[3]

In 2009, he had another solid tournament in the 2009 Claxton Shield, hitting .268 for the Rams. Later that year, he was a replacement call up to Australia's team for the 2009 Baseball World Cup, when Justin Huber was called up to the Majors.[4] He was named Young Player of the Year in the 2009 Baseball Australian Diamond Awards.

Like many of his Queensland team mates, Linger had a terrible time in the 2010 Claxton Shield, hitting at .091.[5]

James players for the Runcorn Indians in the Greater Brisbane League.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jim Linger – Baseball Reference Minor Stats
  2. ^ Australia Announce Olympic Qualifier Roster – Olympic Baseball
  3. ^ James Linger off to 2009 World Cup – Australian Baseball Federation
  4. ^ James Linger BR Bullpen
  5. ^ 2010 Claxton Shield stats Archived 22 March 2010 at the Wayback Machine.