James Nathaniel Bivin
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 155 lb.
- High School Yazoo County Agricultural High School
- Debut April 16, 1935
- Final Game September 29, 1935
- Born December 11, 1909 in Jackson, MS USA
- Died November 7, 1982 in Pueblo, CO USA
Pitcher Jim Bivin of the Philadelphia Phillies was the last pitcher to face Babe Ruth in a big league game when he started against the Boston Braves in the first game of the May 30, 1935 doubleheader.
Despite pitching in the majors in only one season, Bivin played in the minor leagues from 1932 to 1949. He pitched at the class A level or higher from 1932 to 1940, then at the B and C level from 1940 to 1949. He also spent 6 years managing in the Brooklyn Dodgers system.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1947||Greenwood Dodgers||Cotton States League||92-38||1st||Brooklyn Dodgers||League Champs|
|1948||Greenwood Dodgers||Cotton States League||92-44||1st||Brooklyn Dodgers||Lost League Finals|
|1949||Greenwood Dodgers||Cotton States League||84-56||1st||Brooklyn Dodgers||Lost in 1st round|
|1950||Danville Dodgers||Three-I League||74-52||2nd||Brooklyn Dodgers||Lost League Finals|
|1951||Pueblo Dodgers||Western League||74-80||6th||Brooklyn Dodgers|
|1952||Lancaster (PA) Red Roses||Interstate League||75-65||4th||Brooklyn Dodgers||Lost League Finals|