Jim Long

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James M. Long

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown

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Biographical Information[edit]

Jim Long, born in Louisville, played for the Louisville team in 1891 but appeared much more often as a regular with the 1893 Baltimore Orioles, where he was a teammate of Joe Kelley, Wilbert Robinson and the 20-year-old John McGraw.

"Jimmy Long, the Louisville boy who played left for Baltimore this year, has received a cartload of letters asking him to name his terms for next season. . . 'There are two places I have a decided aversion to playing in next summer. One of these is Baltimore . . . they expect too much of a man there. Not only must he be a star fielder, fair hitter and base runner, but every time he comes to the plate and a hit is needed, he is expected to smash it against the fence. If he don't do this, he is rotten and is obtaining money under false pretenses . . . I can't fill the bill in that town and I don't care to go back there." - Sporting Life, Dec. 23, 1893

Long went on to play in the minors for teams such as Atlanta, Milwaukee and New Orleans.

"Fielder Jimmy Long, who caught on so cleverly with the local public last year, will again guard left field. I have always thought well of this player . . ." - written by the Milwaukee correspondent to Sporting Life, April 20, 1895

Related Sites[edit]

Find-A-Grave Memorial for Jim Long