Jim Tipper

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Jim Tipper
Jim Tipper.jpg
Born: (1849-06-18)June 18, 1849
Middletown, Connecticut
Died: April 21, 1895(1895-04-21) (aged 45)
New Haven, Connecticut
Batted: Unknown Threw: Unknown
MLB debut
April 26, 1872, for the Middletown Mansfields
Last MLB appearance
August 6, 1875, for the New Haven Elm Citys
MLB statistics
Games played 110
Batting average .245
Hits 114
  National Association of Base Ball Players
Middletown Mansfields (1869–1870)
  National Association of Professional BBP
Middletown Mansfields (1872)
Hartford Dark Blues (1874)
New Haven Elm Citys (1875)

James "Jim" Tipper (June 18, 1849 – April 21, 1895) was an American professional baseball player who played as an outfielder during his three-year career in the National Association.[1] He played for three teams during his career, all based in the state of Connecticut: his hometown Middletown Mansfields in 1872, the Hartford Dark Blues in 1874, and the New Haven Elm Citys in 1875.[1] He later played in several minor league seasons; a Live Oaks team in Lynn, Massachusetts, a season for the Syracuse Stars in 1876, two seasons for the Rochester, New York team of the International Association, and one for the Manchester, New Hampshire team of the National Association.[2][3] Tipper died in New Haven, Connecticut at the age of 45 of consumption (tuberculosis).[1][3]


  1. ^ a b c "Jim Tipper". retrosheet.org. Retrosheet, Inc. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Jim Tipper". baseball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "The Obit for Jim Tipper". thedeadballera.com. The Hartford Times. April 22, 1895. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 

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