Jim Finigan

Jim Finigan

Original Name James Leroy Finigan
Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, USA
Death 16 May 1981 (aged 52)
Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, USA
Burial Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, USA
Plot Block 81, Lot 3
Memorial ID 13676216 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player. The second baseman-third baseman played six years in the big leagues with the Philadelphia/Kansas City Athletics (1954 to 1956), Detroit Tigers (1957), San Francisco Giants (1958) and Baltimore Orioles (1959). He broke in with the New York Yankees' organization but was traded along with first basemen Vic Power and Don Bollweg, pitchers John Gray and Jim Robertson and outfielder Bill Renna and $25,000 on December 16, 1953 to Philadelphia for pitcher Harry Byrd, first baseman Eddie Robinson, infielder Loren Babe and outfielder Carmen Mauro. He did well his rookie season, hitting .302 with 25 doubles and 51 runs batted in. He was the last regular to bat over .300 for the A's in Philadelphia. He also played in the All-Star Game that year, going 0 for 3. With the team now located in Kansas City, he hit .255 with 30 doubles and 68 RBIs in 1955. That year, on Sept. 7, his two-out single in the seventh inning spoiled a no-hit bid by the Yankees' Whitey Ford. The A's traded him with Eddie Robinson and pitchers Jack Crimian and Bill Harrington on December 5, 1956 to the Tigers for pitchers Ned Garver, Virgil Trucks and Gene Host, first baseman Wayne Belardi and $20,000. The Tigers then shipped him to the Giants on Jan. 28, 1958 for infielder Ozzie Virgil Sr. and first baseman Gail Harris. The right-handed hitter's lifetime ledger showed a .264 batting average, 19 homers and 168 RBIs.

Bio by: Ron Coons

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  • Originally Created by: Ron Coons
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jim Finigan (19 Aug 1928–16 May 1981), Find a Grave Memorial no. 13676216, citing Saint Peter's Cemetery, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .