Jim Britt

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James E. Britt

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown
  • Height 5' 6"

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Biographical Information[edit]

Jim Britt was the only pitcher used by the Brooklyn Atlantics in 1872, pitching every inning of every game. The next year, 1873, he pitched almost every inning for the Atlantics, getting every decision but one, as player-manager Bob Ferguson came in and pitched a few innings, going 0-1.

Britt was thought to have been 16 years old in 1872, the youngest player in the league, but that was based on incorrect biographical information. It is not clear when he was born or died, as the information traditionally attached to his name belonged to a namesake and not to the ballplayer.

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