Jim Bottomley

Jim Bottomley
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.

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Two-time World Series champion Jim Bottomley earned the 1928 MVP Award

Two-time World Series champion Jim Bottomley earned the 1928 MVP Award

Jim Bottomley’s professional baseball career almost didn’t happen. He was playing for a semi-pro team earning $5 per game when a local police officer who saw him play recommended Bottomley to Cardinals GM and eventual Hall of Famer Branch Rickey. Rickey’s signing of Bottomley paid

One response to “Jim Bottomley”

  1. Blake says:

    He also managed the Browns after they let Rogers Hornsby go as manager.

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