James Wesley Hook
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 182 lb.
Born: November 18, 1936 in Waukegan, IL
High School: Grayslake HS (Chicago, IL)
School: Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
Signed by the Cincinnati Redlegs as an amateur free agent (bonus baby) in 1957.
Debut: September 3, 1957 (Age 20.289, 9,078th in MLB history)
vs. STL 2.1 IP, 0 H, 2 SO, 2 BB, 0 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1959 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Mets/Reds/Redlegs 1957-1964
Last Game: May 3, 1964 (Age 27.167)
vs. CIN 2 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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News -- November 2014
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News -- May 2014
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News -- January 2014
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News -- August 2013
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News -- October 2012
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News -- August 2012
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News -- May 2012
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News -- February 2012
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News -- August 2011
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News -- June 2011
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News -- December 2010
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