Jimmy Outlaw

Jimmy Outlaw

Original Name James Paulus
Birth
Orme, Marion County, Tennessee, USA
Death 9 Apr 2006 (aged 93)
Jackson, Clarke County, Alabama, USA
Burial Jackson, Clarke County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 14000897 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player. He broke in as a third baseman with the Cincinnati Reds in 1937 and 1938 and became an outfielder after a three-team trade sent him to the Boston Braves in 1939. The 5-foot-8 right-handed batter didn't return to the big leagues until 1943, when he joined the Detroit Tigers. The most he ever played was 139 games in 1944, when he hit .273 with 20 doubles, 57 runs batted in and 59 runs scored. He returned to third base during the 1945 World Series to make room for slugger Hank Greenberg, who had returned from the war, in left field. Outlaw hit just .179 (5 for 28) with three RBIs as the Tigers edged the Chicago Cubs in seven games. His hard smash in the sixth inning of Game 6 ripped off the nail of the middle finger of Claude Passeau, forcing the Cubs' ace out of the game the next inning. The Cubs, who used three more pitchers, won the game in the 12th. When his 10-year career ended in 1949, he had compiled a .268 lifetime average with 79 doubles, 17 triples, six homers and 184 RBIs.

Bio by: Ron Coons


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Ron Coons
  • Added: 19 Apr 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 14000897
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jimmy Outlaw (20 Jan 1913–9 Apr 2006), Find a Grave Memorial no. 14000897, citing Trinity Memorial Gardens, Jackson, Clarke County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .