James Alvin Wiggs
- Bats Both, Throws Right
- Height 6' 4", Weight 200 lb.
- Debut April 23, 1903
- Final Game May 25, 1906
- Born September 1, 1876 in Trondheim, Norway
- Died January 20, 1963 in Xenia, OH USA
"Big Jim Wiggs . . . The man from Montana had all the earmarks of a comer. . . Talk of speed!" - from The Sporting Life, March 27, 1909
In the minors Wiggs won 20+ games in 1903, 1904 and 1911.
The Pittsburgh Press of June 17, 1903 stated that the Portland team wanted Wiggs "against the protest of Helena".
The same paper on April 4, 1904 said that Wiggs had been paid $1,150 in advance to try out with the Cincinnati Reds the previous spring, and he pitched only three innings before the team released him (in reality he pitched five innings in the regular season).
In 1909 Wiggs pitched for the Oakland Oaks, and appeared in the longest game in Pacific Coast League history, a 24-inning, 1-0 game. Wiggs apparently pitched the whole game, finally losing to Cack Henley.