Jim Campbell

Jim Campbell Tigers GM
Birthdate 2/5/1924
Death Date 10/31/1995
Debut Year 1949
Year of Induction
Teams Tigers
Position Executive

Jim Campbell began with the Tigers in ’49 at Class-D, rose to VP of the big club in ’59, then took the reigns as team president from ’78-’90.

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The 1968 Executive of the Year, Jim Campbell served the Tiger organization from 1949-1992

The 1968 Executive of the Year, Jim Campbell served the Tiger organization from 1949-1992

Jim Campbell began his association with the Tigers franchise in 1949 as a 25-year old business manager of the Class-D Thomasville club. After his first day on the job, the Thomasville ballpark burned to the ground. From there things got considerably better for Campbell and the Tigers.

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