Jim Battle

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Jim Battle
Third baseman, Shortstop
Born: (1901-03-26) March 26, 1901 (age 116)
Bailey, Texas
Died: September 30, 1965
Chico, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 9, 1927, for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
October 2, 1927, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average .375
Games Played 8
Hits 3

James Milton Battle [1] (March 26, 1901 – September 30, 1965) was a reserve infielder in Major League Baseball. Listed at 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m), 170 lb., he batted and threw right-handed.

A native of Bailey, Texas, Battle played briefly for the Chicago White Sox during the 1927 season as a backup for third baseman Willie Kamm and shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh. In a six-game majors career, Battle was a .375 (3-for-8) hitter with one triple and one run scored without home runs or RBI. He also spent parts of seven seasons in the Minor leagues with the Longview Cannibals (1924-'25), Paris Bearcats (1925-'26), Little Rock Travelers (1927), Seattle Indians (1928), Waco Cubs (1928-'29) and Dallas Steers (1929), registering a .286 average (737-for-2573) with 23 homers in 594 game appearances.

Battle died in Chico, California, at the age of 64.

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  1. ^ "Jim Battle Baseball Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 1 August 2011. 

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