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Jim Tatum (baseball)

Jim Tatum
First baseman / Third baseman
Born: (1967-10-09) October 9, 1967
San Diego, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 18, 1992, for the Milwaukee Brewers
Last MLB appearance
June 11, 1998, for the New York Mets
MLB statistics
Batting average .194
Home runs 3
Runs batted in 29
Teams

Jimmy Tatum (born October 9, 1967 in San Diego, California) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman, third baseman, catcher and outfielder.

He was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 3rd round of the 1985 Major League Baseball Draft, Tatum was the American Association MVP in 1992, batting .329 with 19 home runs and 101 RBI.

Tatum made his major league debut with the Milwaukee Brewers on September 18, 1992, and appeared in his final game on June 11, 1998. Tatum was a member of the inaugural Colorado Rockies team that began play in Major League Baseball in 1993. He hit the first grand slam in Colorado Rockies history on May 4, 1993.

He also played for one season in Japan for the Yakult Swallows (2012 - ?).

Japan Series Champion 1997 Hit game-winning home run in the top of the 8th against the Seibu Lions, Swallows won 1-0.

1st career pinch hit in Colorado Rockies franchise history April 8, 1993 off Brett Saberhagen New York Mets Shea Stadium.

Led MLB in pinch hits with 17 in 1993 for Colorado Rockies.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  • Retrosheet
  • Mexican League statistics
  • Pura Pelota Venezuelan Professional Baseball League statistics
  • Career statistics and player information from Korea Baseball Organization


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