James Jerome O'Toole
Bats: Both, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb.
Born: January 10, 1937 in Chicago, IL
High School: Leo HS (Chicago, IL)
School: University of Wisconsin at Madison (Madison, WI)
Signed by the Cincinnati Redlegs as an amateur free agent in 1957.
Debut: September 26, 1958 (Age 21.259, 9,210th in MLB history)
vs. MLN 7.0 IP, 4 H, 4 SO, 5 BB, 1 ER, L
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1959 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Redlegs/WhiteSox 1958-1967
Last Game: July 22, 1967 (Age 30.193)
vs. KCA 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Relatives: Brother of Denny O'Toole
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