September 24, 1929|
San Francisco, California
|Died: July 19, 2007
San Jose, California
|April 16, 1952, for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 4, 1956, for the New York Giants|
|Runs batted in||5|
James Daniel Mangan (September 24, 1929 – July 19, 2007) was an American professional baseball player. He was a backup catcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Giants between 1952 and 1956. Listed at 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) and 190 pounds (86 kg), Mangan batted and threw right-handed. He was born in San Francisco, attended St. Ignatius College Preparatory and the University of Santa Clara, and graduated from the University of San Francisco.
Mangan was signed by Pittsburgh in 1949 and played briefly for the Pirates in 1952 and 1954, before joining the Giants in 1956, spending May through August on the Giants' roster and getting into an MLB-career-high 20 games played.
In a three-season MLB career, Mangan was a .153 hitter (nine-for-59) with five runs and five RBI without home runs in 45 total games. He also had an eight-season (1949–1951; 1954–1955; 1957–1958) career in minor league baseball.
Following his baseball career, Mangan became a high school teacher and small business owner. He died in San Jose, California, at the age of 77.
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