Jim Park (baseball)
|Born: November 10, 1892|
Richmond, Kentucky, U.S.
|Died: December 17, 1970 (aged 78)|
Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.
|September 7, 1915, for the St. Louis Browns|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 11, 1917, for the St. Louis Browns|
|Earned run average||3.02|
James Park (November 10, 1892 – December 17, 1970) was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the St. Louis Browns from 1915 to 1917. He also played football, basketball, and baseball at the University of Kentucky from 1911 to 1915, and coached basketball there in 1915–16 and baseball in 1922. Park also served as the head football coach at Transylvania University from 1919 to 1921, and he was also a student–coach at Eastern Kentucky University in 1909.
After his playing and coaching days, Park enjoyed a long and successful career as a lawyer, a career that was interspersed with terms of public office and with service in various capacities in the Republican party. In 1944 he was the Republican candidate for the United States Senate against the incumbent Alben W. Barkley, and, although defeated, he reduced the Democratic majority in Kentucky from approximately 145,000 (in 1940) to about 80,000 in 1944.
Head coaching record
|Eastern Kentucky Colonels (Independent) (1909)|
|Transylvania Pioneers (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1919–1921)|
- ^ "Kentucky Schedule (1915-16)". bigbluehistory.net. Retrieved November 7, 2020.
- ^ "James Park". bigbluehistory.net. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
- ^ Bluemont. Eastern Kentucky State Normal School. 1910. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
- ^ "JIM PARK OBITUARY". baseball-almanac.com. Retrieved November 7, 2020.
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