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James Percy Mason

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[edit] Biographical Information

Jim Mason was the first player to hit a home run in the only World Series plate appearance of his career, in the 1976 World Series. There have since been two others: Geoff Blum in 2005, and Bobby Kielty in 2007. He was also the first player to hit a home run in the only postseason plate appearance of his career; Tom Wilson joined him in 2004. Combining these, Mason is the only player whose only postseason plate appearance resulted in a World Series home run.

Because of Mason's low batting average, which hovered just over .200, his name (along with Leo Dixon's) was proposed for inclusion in a new term for poor hitting called the "Mason-Dixon Line" (.204), which is closer to .200 than the Mendoza Line (.215).[1]

[edit] Records Held

  • Tied MLB record by hitting four doubles in a game, July 8, 1974

[edit] References

  1. Brandon Gavett & Lee Ashendorf (May 2003). The Fans Speak Out: Letters to the Editor. Baseball Digest. Retrieved on April 19, 2012.

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