Jimmy Piersall

Jimmy Piersall Rounding Bases Backwards
Birthdate 11/4/1929
Death Date 6/3/2017
Debut Year 1950
Year of Induction
Teams Angels, Indians, Mets, Red Sox, Senators
Positions Announcer, Center Field

Two-time All Star center fielder Jimmy Piersall earned a pair of Gold Gloves and tallied 1,604 career hits despite battling bipolar disorder.

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Jimmy Piersall enjoyed a lifetime in baseball despite battling bipolar disorder

Jimmy Piersall enjoyed a lifetime in baseball despite battling bipolar disorder

Jimmy Piersall wasn’t old enough to buy a drink when he made his big league debut in 1950. An outstanding athlete, he played until six months before his 38th birthday. Piersall’s Major League playing career included a pair All Star appearances, and two Gold Glove Awards. His eight years
Jimmy Piersall dropped this in the mail four days after his 1952 brawl with Billy Martin

Jimmy Piersall dropped this in the mail four days after his 1952 brawl with Billy Martin

The May 28, 1952 Boston postmark provides interesting context. Dated just four days after his memorable fight with Billy Martin, the card was signed when Piersall was 21 years old. One can only image all the uncertainty immediately ahead for the young Piersall. Though Piersall autographs are by no m

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