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James Ehrenfeld Brideweser

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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 of 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.

While at USC, Brideweser played in the 1948 College World Series against Yale University, whose team included future president George H. W. Bush.

He managed the Lewiston Broncs in 1971. The team finished in 6th place in the Northwest League with a record of 28-51. He taught and coached baseball at Saddleback College.

After his death from respiratory failure, his remains were cremated and scattered in the Pacific Ocean near Dana Point, CA.

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1971 Lewiston Broncs Northwest League 28-51 6th None

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