James Allan Britton
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 5", Weight 225 lb.
- Debut September 20, 1967
- Final Game September 25, 1971
- Born March 25, 1944 in North Tonawanda, NY USA
In 1961, Jim Britton refused a football scholarship to Penn State University and signed as an amateur free agent with the Baltimore Orioles. On November 26, 1962, the Milwaukee Braves drafted him in the 1962 first-year player draft.
On September 5, 1967, Britton pitched for the Richmond Braves against the Rochester Red Wings in a one-game playoff for the regular season title of the International League. Britton's father was in the stands in Rochester, NY for the game. Jim threw 8 innings of one-hit shutout ball when his father was stricken with a fatal heart attack. Britton was removed from the game and his teammates went on to 2-0 victory. On September 20 of that year, at the age of 23, Britton made his Major League debut with the Braves. His debut was not a very good one - he gave up the first home run of Johnny Bench's career - a three-run blast. Perhaps his best season in the Major Leagues was his second: in 34 games, he had an ERA of 3.10.
On December 2, 1969, Britton was traded with minor leaguer Don Johnson to the Montreal Expos for pitcher Larry Jaster. Expected to be a spot starter the following season, he missed that season because of arm trouble.
Britton currently resides in Suwanee, Georgia.