James Sloan Baumer
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 185 lb.
- High School Broken Arrow High School
- Debut September 14, 1949
- Final Game April 27, 1961
- Born January 29, 1931 in Tulsa, OK USA
- Died July 8, 1996 in Paoli, PA USA
Jim Baumer played only 18 games in the big leagues but had a long baseball career in other capacities.
Jim made his major league debut as an 18-year-old with the Chicago White Sox in 1949, hitting .400 after being signed as a bonus baby, and then disappeared from the big leagues for the entire decade of the 1950s before resurfacing with the Cincinnati Reds in 1961. Jim played in the minors for 12 seasons, including 1949-51 and 1954-62. He also played in Mexico in 1955 and in Japan during 1963-67. Baumer was the Scouting Director of the Milwaukee Brewers in 1973-1974 and the General Manager from 1974 to 1977. He was the scouting director of the Philadelphia Phillies in 1981-1983 and director of player personnel from 1984 to 1988. A biography of Jim Baumer  states that he received a big bonus to sign with the White Sox. He joined the Brewers as a scout in 1972, and during his tenure with the Brewers brought back Henry Aaron to Milwaukee and also signed Robin Yount. He joined the Phillies in 1978 and served in various capacities until he retired in 1993.
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