Jim Bottomley

Jim Bottomley autograph
Birthdate 4/23/1900
Death Date 12/11/1959
Debut Year 1922
Year of Induction 1974
Teams Browns, Cardinals, Reds
Position First Base

Nicknamed “Sunny Jim” because of his cheerful disposition, Jim Bottomley set the all-time single-game record with 12 RBI on September 16, 1924.

In the collection:

Signature from government postcard dated July 23, 1951

Signature from government postcard dated July 23, 1951

The 1928 National League Most Valuable Player, Jim Bottomley was a mainstay in the Cardinals lineup from 1922-1932. During various seasons with St. Louis, Sunny Jim led the league in hits, doubles, triples, homers, runs batted in, and total bases. Six times during his 16-year career Bottomley receiv

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