Jim Bailey (baseball)
December 16, 1934 |
Strawberry Plains, Tennessee
|September 10, 1959, for the Cincinnati Reds|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 20, 1959, for the Cincinnati Reds|
|Earned run average||6.17|
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.
Bailey retired from pro ball in 1961 after a six-year career.
- Retrosheet: 1959-09-10 box score
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