Skip James (baseball)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Skip James
First baseman
Born: (1949-10-21) October 21, 1949 (age 67)
Elmhurst, Illinois
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 12, 1977, for the San Francisco Giants
Last MLB appearance
September 23, 1978, for the San Francisco Giants
MLB statistics
Batting average .167
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 6
Teams

Philip Robert James (born October 21, 1949 in Elmhurst, Illinois), better known as Skip James, is a former American Major League Baseball player. He played in the minor leagues before a brief stint with the San Francisco Giants, and then played in Japan for the Yokohama Taiyo Whales.

Career[edit]

James attended Shawnee Mission North High School, and then played football and baseball at Kansas University,[1] graduating in 1971.[2] He played in the Pacific Coast League for eight years and was finally drafted in 1977 by the San Francisco Giants;[3] he made his debut on September 12, 1977. He played for the Giants[4] for four months as a pinch-hitter (hitting a game-winning two-run single in September against the Los Angeles Dodgers[1]) before they sent him back to the minors.[3] He played for the Vancouver Canadians in 1979,[5] and in 1980 left the United States to play in Japan for the Yokohama Taiyo Whales,[3][6] besides Félix Millán.[7]

In 1982, he was hired as a graduate assistant coach at Kansas,[2] and worked there as an assistant coach in 1983 and 1984 as well.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ex-Jayhawk James Delivers for Giants." Lawrence Journal-World September 22, 1997. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Temple Returns to Diamond as Kansas Old-Timers Baseball Boss." Lawrence Journal-World September 15, 1982. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c "Japanese Baseball A Different World." Spartanburg Herald-Journal June 29, 1980. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
  4. ^ Skip James at Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
  5. ^ "Vancouver Rips Tribe in Exhibition." The Spokesman-Review April 9, 1979. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
  6. ^ "Japan: Baseball is the National Pastime." The Milwaukee Journal May 7, 1981. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
  7. ^ "Fifty Years under the Baseball Sun." Evening Independent. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
  8. ^ "Warm Weather Bodes Well for Jayhawks." Lawrence Journal-World March 2, 1983. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
  9. ^ "Baseball Opener Scheduled Today for Jayhawks." Lawrence Journal-World March 2, 1984. Retrieved December 14, 2011.

External links[edit]