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James Henry Bloodworth

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 180 lb.

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Infielder Jimmy Bloodworth was best known for his defensive skills and led American League second basemen in fielding three times during his career. He had a cup of coffee with the Washington Senators in 1937 before returning to the majors two years later. He missed the 1944 and 1945 seasons while serving in World War II. Bloodworth entered the Army in December 1943 and was discharged in April 1946.

After returning from the war, he was the International League MVP in 1948 with the Montreal Royals. Two years later, he played on the Philadelphia Phillies "Whiz Kids" team that reached the 1950 World Series.

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