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James Tolbert Hearn

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Nicknamed "Big Jim" because of his height, Jim Hearn played third base in college at Georgia Tech. He was converted to a pitcher while playing minor league ball for the Columbus (GA) Red Birds in 1942. After missing three seasons (1943-1945) while in the US Army during World War II, Hearn made his major-league debut in 1947. He retired in 1959 after tearing a ligament in his back.

He died of Hodgkins disease in 1998.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • NL All-Star (1952)
  • NL Shutouts Leader (1950)
  • 15 Wins Seasons: 1 (1951)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 3 (1951, 1952 & 1955)
  • Won a World Series with the New York Giants in 1954 (he did not play in the World Series)

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