James Michael Slaton
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 185 lb.
- School Antelope Valley Junior College
- High School Antelope Valley High School
- Debut April 14, 1971
- Final Game September 28, 1986
- Born June 19, 1950 in Long Beach, CA USA
As of 2019, Jim Slaton remains the all-time leader in pitcher wins, innings pitched and shutouts for the Milwaukee Brewers.
Slaton spent more than a decade as a minor league coach. He was a coach for the Oakland A's organization with the Southern Oregon A's (1991-1993) and AZL Athletics (1994). He was then pitching coach for the Daytona Cubs (1995-1996), Lancaster JetHawks (1997-1998), and Tacoma Rainiers (1999-2003).
He was a roving pitching instructor for the Seattle Mariners in 2004, and was the Mariners' bullpen coach from 2005 to 2007. Slaton was the pitching coach for the Las Vegas 51s in 2008 and moved to the Albuquerque Isotopes in 2009-2010. Slaton left Albuquerque in July 2010 to attend to his ailing father and was replaced by Glenn Dishman. He joined the Dodgers as interim bullpen coach in 2012 while Ken Howell dealt with some diabetes-related issues.
- AL All-Star (1977)
- 15 Wins Seasons: 2 (1978 & 1979)
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 7 (1973-1979)