James H. Hallinan
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 5' 9", Weight 172 lb.
- Debut July 26, 1871
- Final Game August 22, 1878
- Born May 27, 1849 in Ireland
- Died October 28, 1879 in Chicago, IL USA
"He was a left-handed, hard-hitting batsman, and, being remarkably fleet of foot, was often credited with home runs." - from Jimmy Hallinan's 1879 obituary in the New York Clipper newspaper
A scary fielder, even by 19th century standards, Jimmy Hallinan made 67 errors in 50 games as a shortstop in 1876. His career ended when he fell ill in June 1878. He died from inflammation of the bowels the following October at age 30.
The September 1, 1878 edition of the Milwaukee Daily News noted: "Hallinan has been released by the President of the Indianapolis club. He was fined $25 for intoxication one evening recently and the following evening repeated the offense." (Indianapolis had just played a series in Milwaukee.)
Hallinan started playing team baseball in Chicago in 1870, and played four years with the Aetnas.