James Ehrenfeld Brideweser
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 165 lb.
- School University of Southern California
- High School Washington Preparatory High School
- Debut September 29, 1951
- Final Game September 21, 1957
- Born February 13, 1927 in Lancaster, OH USA
- Died August 25, 1989 in El Toro, CA USA
Jim Brideweser was a World War II veteran (BN). He was signed for the New York Yankees by scout Bill Essick in 1949 after graduating from the University of Southern California. He played in the infield in 329 games for the Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers from 1951 through 1957.
Interestingly, he belted the only home run of his career in his final season, 1957 - a three-run shot off Boston Red Sox pitcher Frank Sullivan. He had a great eye at the plate, striking out only 12.4% of the time. Using the similarity scores method, Brideweser is most similar statistically to Jesse Levis.
After his death from respiratory failure, his remains were cremated and scattered in the Pacific Ocean near Dana Point, CA.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1971||Lewiston Broncs||Northwest League||28-51||6th||None|