- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 6", Weight 145 lb.
- Debut September 28, 1905
- Final Game October 7, 1905
- Born April 26, 1873 in Guelph, ON CAN
- Died September 28, 1947 in Guelph, ON CAN
Jimmy Cockman had a long minor league career and came to the majors briefly in 1905. He also managed the Grand Island Collegians in 1912.
Cockman was born, and died, in Guelph, ON. Cooney Snyder is the only other major leaguer born the same year (1873) in Canada. Jim played in the minors for many years before coming to the majors. Although he moved around a lot, he was with Newark for four years during 1904-07 and Lincoln from 1909-11.
"Jimmy Cockman, Newark's third baseman, puts up a claim that major league managers make a big mistake by not scouring Canadian territory when in quest of players. . . According to statistics furnished by Cockman, there are but eight Canucks playing professionally in the United States, including himself, all of whom have made good. From Guelph come Cockman, Greene, one of Jack Dunn's new pitching recruits, and Congalton, Cleveland's heavy-hitting outfielder. - Sporting Life, June 8, 1907
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1912||Grand Island Collegians||Nebraska State League||52-59||6th|