Jimmy Sebring

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Jimmy Sebring
Born: (1882-03-22)March 22, 1882
Liberty, Pennsylvania
Died: December 22, 1909(1909-12-22) (aged 27)
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 8, 1902, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
August 6, 1909, for the Washington Senators
MLB statistics
Batting average.261
Home runs6
Runs batted in168

James Dennison Sebring (March 22, 1882, Liberty, Pennsylvania – December 22, 1909, Williamsport, Pennsylvania), was a professional baseball player who played outfield from 1902 to 1909. He attended college at Bucknell University. He played in the 1903 World Series with the Pittsburgh Pirates and was the first player in World Series history to hit a home run. He died of Bright's disease in 1909.

In 363 games over 5 seasons, Sebring compiled a .261 batting average (368-for-1411) with 178 runs, 6 home runs and 168 RBI. In the 1903 World Series, he batted .333 (10-for-30) with 3 runs, 1 home run and 4 RBI. The home run was the first one in World Series history.[1]

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  1. ^ "1903 World Series". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved October 16, 2020.

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