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Jim Rogers (baseball)

Jim Rogers
Infielder/Manager
Born: (1872-04-09)April 9, 1872
Hartford, Connecticut
Died: January 21, 1900(1900-01-21) (aged 27)
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Batted: Unknown Threw: Unknown
MLB debut
April 17, 1896 for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
June 15, 1897 for the Louisville Colonels
Career statistics
Batting average .236
Home runs 3
Runs batted in 90
Teams

As Player

As Manager

James F. "Jim" Rogers (April 9, 1872 – January 21, 1900) was an American Major League Baseball player and manager born in Hartford, Connecticut. He was an infielder for two different Major League Baseball teams, the 1896 Washington Senators and the 1896 – 1897 Louisville Colonels.[1]

Career

Jim began his major league career with the 1896 Washington Senators of the National League, and split time between second base and third, hitting .279, driving in 30 runs, in 38 games played. On July 3 of that year, the Senators traded him, along with Jack Crooks and $1000 to the Louisville Colonels, also of the National League, for John O'Brien.[1]

He hit .259 for Louisville that season, splitting his playing time at first base and second base. The following season, his last in the Majors, he began the season as player-manager, but was released on June 16, after 44 games and a 17–24 record. He signed the following day with the Pittsburgh Pirates, but did not play.[1]

Post-career

Rogers died at the age of 27 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and is interred at St. Michael's Cemetery in nearby Stratford.[1]

See also

  • List of Major League Baseball player–managers

References

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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