January 13, 1908|
Tucapau, South Carolina
|Died: December 4, 1957
Charlotte, North Carolina
|April 20, 1933, for the Brooklyn Dodgers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 27, 1936, for the Brooklyn Dodgers|
|Runs batted in||118|
James William Jordan (January 13, 1908 – December 4, 1957) was an American baseball player whose career in the major leagues lasted from April 20, 1933 to September 27, 1936.
A native of the South Carolina settlement of Tucapau, a part of the Startex-Tucapau census-designated place in Spartanburg County, Jordan was a 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m), right-handed batter and pitcher who began his career in the minors with the home county South Atlantic League team in 1926. He subsequently played for Topeka, Dayton, Houston, Greensboro, Rochester and Jersey City before spending four seasons with the Brooklyn Dodgers as a second baseman and shortstop. Following his stint with the Dodgers, he served as a manager of the Hutchinson Pirates and London Pirates.
- McGowen, Roscoe. "JORDAN, DODGERS, SHOWS OLD AGILITY; Shortstop Reaches Orlando With Signed Contract and Starts Work Immediately". The New York Times (March 9, 1934)
- McGowen, Roscoe. JORDAN, DODGERS, SHOWS FINE FORM; Shortstop's Work Impressive as Infielders Stage a Busy Session. The New York Times (March 10, 1934)
- "JIMMY JORDAN MARRIES; Second Baseman of Dodgers weds Miss Dorothy Eaves". The New York Times (September 5, 1935)
- "Jimmy Jordan". The New York Times obituary (December 5, 1957)
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