Jimmie Lyons

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James Henry "Jimmie" Lyons
Pitcher / Utility / Manager
Born: (1892-11-06)November 6, 1892
Indianapolis, Indiana
Died: October 10, 1963(1963-10-10) (aged 70)
Chicago, Illinois
Batted: Left Threw: Left

James Henry Lyons (November 6, 1892 – October 10, 1963) was a baseball player in the Negro Leagues.[5] He pitched and played outfield between 1910 and 1925. He played for the Brooklyn Royal Giants, Chicago Giants, Lincoln Giants, St. Louis Giants,[1] and Detroit Stars. He is the brother of Bennie Lyons, another baseball player who played for the West Baden Sprudels and Indianapolis ABCs.

When the Negro National League formed in 1920, Lyons signed himself to the Detroit Stars. He played there for one year, then went back to play for the Chicago American Giants.

While many baseball researchers list Lyons as a right-handed hitter or even a right-handed thrower, most newspaper accounts show he was a southpaw.[3]

Lyons served in the military during World War I.


Lyons died in Chicago in October 1963.


  1. ^ a b "Baseball in the Windy City" Indianapolis Freeman, Indianapolis, IN, July 27, 1912
  2. ^ "American Giants Win Fourth Straight Game" Indianapolis Freeman, Indianapolis, Indiana, Saturday, May 23, 1914, Page 4, Column 4 and 5
  3. ^ a b "Cuban Stars Will Meet A.B.C.s in Two Games Today" Indianapolis Freeman, Indianapolis, IN, Sunday, May 19, 1918, Part 4 Sports Section Page 1, Column 5
  4. ^ "Stars Take Short Game From ABCs" Detroit Free Press, Detroit, Michigan, Monday, June 21, 1920, Page 14, Column 3
  5. ^ The ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia. Sterling Publishing. 2007. p. 1699. ISBN 1-4027-4771-3.

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