Jimmy Dee

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James J. Dee

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown
  • Height 5' 9½", Weight 180 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Jimmy Dee played 12 games for the Pittsburgh Alleghenys of the American Association in 1884, as a shortstop, hitting .125.

He was from Buffalo, NY, although little else was known about him. He married Ellen McDonald in 1885, but she was listed as a widow in the 1897 Buffalo city directory, implying that the ballplayer died at a young age. In 2014, SABR researcher Tim Copeland found a press clipping referring to Dee's death, in an industrial accident in the cargo hold of the steamer Oswego on Lake Michigan; it seemed that the ship's grain cargo shifted during the voyage, smothering Dee.

Further Reading[edit]

  • "James Dee Found", in Bill Carle, ed.: Biographical Research Committee Report, SABR, November/December 2014, p. 1.

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