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Gilliam, Jim


From the "This Great Game" card back: There have been greater players, but has there ever been a more useful one than Junior Gilliam? The Pearl of Nashville played every position but catcher and shortstop in a career spent entirely in the flashy blue of the Dodgers. He was Rookie of the Year in 1953 when he played second base for the Bums, but later proved his versatility by plugging holes in the lineup where needed. Smokey Alston considered Jim one of his most valuable players, and Gilliam is one of only two men to play on four Dodger championship clubs.


Birth Date: October 17, 1928
Birth Location: Nashville, TN
Death Date: October 8, 1978
Death Location: Inglewood CA, USA
Weight: 175 lb
Height: 5 ft 10 in
Bats: B
Throws: R
Debut Date: April 14, 1953
Final Game Date: September 30, 1966
Years Played: 14
Games Played: 1,956
At Bats: 7,119
Runs: 1,163
Hits: 1,889
Doubles: 304
Triples: 71
Home Runs: 65
RBIs: 558
Stolen Bases: 203
Base on Balls: 1
Batting Average: 0.265
Position: Second Baseman

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