January 10, 1962 |
|September 3, 1986, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 11, 1994, for the New York Mets|
|Runs batted in||89|
He was the St. Louis Cardinals' first-round draft pick in the 1983 Major League Baseball Draft out of Bradley University. In 1986, he led the AAA Louisville Redbirds with 82 runs, 38 doubles, 20 home runs, and a league-leading 96 RBIs. He made his major league debut with the Cardinals in 1986, and played with them through the 1989 season. He saw the most playing time of his major league career in 1987, setting career highs in games played (75), at bats (207), hits (43), home runs (8) and RBI (28). Filling in for the injured Jack Clark, he batted .308 with a home run in the NLCS against the Giants and hit .333 in the World Series against the Twins.
Over the next five seasons he played for four different teams, never playing in more than 75 games in a season in his career. His final professional season was spent with the minor league Oklahoma City 89ers, a Texas Rangers farm team, in 1995.
Lindeman currently lives in Elk Grove Village, Illinois with his wife and four children. He teaches P.E. at Rolling Meadows High School and coaches the baseball team and the freshmen basketball B team.
- Jim Tommey and Kip Ingle, ed. (1987). St. Louis Cardinals 1987 Media Guide. St. Louis National Baseball Club. p. 102.
- "Where Are They Now? Jim Lindeman" Peoria Journal-Star, October 18, 2010
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