Jim Bailey (baseball)

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Jim Bailey
Born: (1934-12-16) December 16, 1934 (age 83)
Strawberry Plains, Tennessee
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 10, 1959, for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
September 20, 1959, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 0–1
Earned run average 6.17
Strikeouts 7

James Hopkins Bailey (born December 16, 1934) is a retired American professional baseball player, a former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played briefly for the Cincinnati Reds during the 1959 season. A 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m), 190 lb (86 kg) left-hander, he is the younger brother of the late catcher Ed Bailey, who was his teammate (and batterymate) on the Reds.

In three games pitched, Bailey posted a 0–1 record with seven strikeouts and a 6.17 ERA, allowing 17 hits and six bases on balls in 11⅔ innings, including one start. The start occurred during on MLB debut, September 10, 1959, at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs. With brother Ed catching for him, Jim Bailey pitched well into the eighth inning, with only three earned runs allowed, but then surrendered three more runs to Chicago, pinning him with the 6–3 loss.[1]

Bailey retired from pro ball in 1961 after a six-year career.


  1. ^ Retrosheet: 1959-09-10 box score

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