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James Nathaniel Bivin

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Pitcher Jim Bivin of the Philadelphia Phillies was the last pitcher to face Babe Ruth in a big league game when he started against the Boston Braves in the first game of the May 30, 1935 doubleheader.

Despite pitching in the majors in only one season, Bivin played in the minor leagues from 1932 to 1949. He pitched at the class A level or higher from 1932 to 1940, then at the B and C level from 1940 to 1949. He also spent 6 years managing in the Brooklyn Dodgers system.

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Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1947 Greenwood Dodgers Cotton States League 92-38 1st Brooklyn Dodgers League Champs
1948 Greenwood Dodgers Cotton States League 92-44 1st Brooklyn Dodgers Lost League Finals
1949 Greenwood Dodgers Cotton States League 84-56 1st Brooklyn Dodgers Lost in 1st round
1950 Danville Dodgers Three-I League 74-52 2nd Brooklyn Dodgers Lost League Finals
1951 Pueblo Dodgers Western League 74-80 6th Brooklyn Dodgers
1952 Lancaster (PA) Red Roses Interstate League 75-65 4th Brooklyn Dodgers Lost League Finals

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