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July 26, 1917|
|Died: August 17, 2002
|September 14, 1937, for the Washington Senators|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 19, 1951, for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Runs batted in||451|
James Henry Bloodworth (July 26, 1917 – August 17, 2002) was a second baseman for the Washington Senators (1937 and 1939–41), Detroit Tigers (1942–43 and 1946), Pittsburgh Pirates (1947), Cincinnati Reds (1949–50) and Philadelphia Phillies (1950–51). He was born in Tallahassee, Florida. Bloodworth served in the Army National Guard in the 1940s.
He was on the 1950 Phillies team that won the 1950 NL Pennant.
He led the American League in grounding into double plays (29) in 1943.
In 11 seasons he played in 1,002 games, had 3,519 at bats, 347 runs, 874 hits, 160 doubles, 20 triples, 62 home runs, 451 runs batted in, 19 stolen bases, 202 walks, .248 batting average, .292 on-base percentage, .358 slugging percentage, 1,260 total bases and 51 sacrifice hits.
Bloodworth died in Apalachicola, Florida.
- Singletary, Wes (2006). Florida's First Big League Baseball Players: A Narrative History. p. 66.
- Van Blair, Rick (1994). Dugout to Foxhole: Interviews with Baseball Players Whose Careers Were Affected by World War II. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company Publishers.
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