James Albert Ripple
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 170 lb.
- Debut April 20, 1936
- Final Game September 12, 1943
- Born October 14, 1909 in Export, PA USA
- Died July 16, 1959 in Greensburg, PA USA
"Ripple exemplified dash and color as an outfielder, with circus and somersaulting catches commonplace." - Al Parsley, Montreal sportswriter
He was only the second player (after Kiki Cuyler) ever to hit World Series home runs for two different teams.
Ripple started in professional baseball in 1929, hitting well in the Middle Atlantic League, and then became a legend in Montreal, playing there from 1929-35 and also in 1940. He hit over .300 in Montreal, reaching .333 in 1935, a year in which Montreal won the pennant.
He was beaned in 1938.
His major league career ended after a tendon injury, but he played in the minors in Louisville, Seattle, and San Francisco.
Main source: Jimmy Ripple, Export's major leaguer