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Charles Devine Jamieson
(Cuckoo)

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 8½", Weight 165 lb.

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Charlie Jamieson played 18 years in the major leagues with a major league career batting average of .303.

He spent the last 14 years of his major league career with one team, the Cleveland Indians, playing in the 1920 World Series with them and hitting .333. He and Joe Evans alternated as lead-off hitter in the Series.

Jamieson finished as high as third in the MVP voting (in 1923) and as high as second in the batting championship (in 1924 behind Babe Ruth) and as high as fifth in stolen bases (in 1923 and again in 1924). He led the league in hits in 1923.

By 1930-1932 he was one of the oldest players in the American League.

He is the only major leaguer (through 2008) with the last name Jamieson, although two other major leaguers have had "Jamieson" as a middle name.

Lawrence Ritter interviewed Charlie Jamieson on tape in 1963; the transcript is available from the University of Notre Dame.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • AL At Bats Leader (1923)
  • AL Hits Leader (1923)
  • 2-time AL Singles Leader (1923 & 1924)
  • 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 2 (1923 & 1925)
  • 200 Hits Seasons: 2 (1923 & 1924)
  • Won a World Series with the Cleveland Indians in 1920

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