Jim Whitney

Infobox MLB retired
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bgcolor2=#af0039
textcolor1=white
textcolor2=white
name=Jim Whitney
position=Pitcher
bats=Left
throws=Right
birthdate=November 10, 1857
city-state|Conklin|New York
deathdate=death date and age|1891|5|21|1857|11|10
city-state|Binghamton|New York
debutdate=May 2
debutyear=by|1881
debutteam=Boston Red Caps
finaldate=July 16
finalyear=by|1890
finalteam=Philadelphia Athletics
stat1label=Win-Loss record
stat1value=191-204
stat2label=ERA
stat2value=2.97
stat3label=Strikeouts
stat3value=1,571
teams=
*Boston Red Caps/Beaneaters (by|1881-by|1885)
*Kansas City Cowboys (by|1886)
*Washington Nationals (by|1887-by|1888)
*Indianapolis Hoosiers (by|1889)
*Philadelphia Athletics (by|1890)
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"Grasshopper" Jim Whitney (November 10, 1857 - May 21, 1891) was a former professional baseball player. He was a right-handed pitcher over parts of ten seasons (1881-1890) with the Boston Red Caps/Beaneaters, Kansas City Cowboys, Washington Nationals, Indianapolis Hoosiers and Philadelphia Athletics (AA). He was the National League strikeout champion in 1883 with the Boston. For his career, he compiled a 191-204 record in 413 appearances, with a 2.97 ERA and 1571 strikeouts.

During his five seasons with the Boston franchise (now the Atlanta Braves) he ranks 4th in franchise history in ERA (2.49), 3rd in WHIP (1.082), 9th in innings pitched (2263 2/3), 8th in strikeouts (1157), 9th in games started (254), 4th in complete games (242), 1st in strikeout to walk ratio (5.03), 7th in losses (121), and 2nd in wild pitches (162).

He was born in Conklin, New York and later died in Binghamton, New York at the age of 33.

ee also

* List of Major League Baseball leaders in career wins
* List of Major League Baseball saves champions
* List of Major League Baseball strikeout champions
* List of Major League Baseball wins champions

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