Jimmy Jordan

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Jimmy Jordan
Second baseman/Shortstop
Born: (1908-01-13)January 13, 1908
Tucapau, South Carolina
Died: December 4, 1957(1957-12-04) (aged 49)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 20, 1933, for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
September 27, 1936, for the Brooklyn Dodgers
MLB statistics
Batting average .257
Home runs 2
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.[1][2][3] Following his stint with the Dodgers, he served as a manager of the Hutchinson Pirates and London Pirates.

Jimmy Jordan died at his home in Charlotte, North Carolina five-and-a-half weeks before his 50th birthday.[4]



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