|Third baseman, Shortstop|
March 26, 1901 |
|Died: September 30, 1965
|September 9, 1927, for the Chicago White Sox|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 2, 1927, for the Chicago White Sox|
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.
- "Jim Battle Baseball Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 1 August 2011.
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