James Edward Zinn
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 195 lb.
- High School Argenta High School
- Debut September 4, 1919
- Final Game August 25, 1929
- Born January 31, 1895 in Benton, AR USA
- Died February 26, 1991 in Memphis, TN USA
Jimmy Zinn is the father of Jimmy Zinn Jr., a minor league player from 1947-1953.
Zinn pitched professionaly from 1915 to 1939. He collected 295 minor league wins with a 3.52 ERA in 4,394 innings. He also batted .301 in 2,482 at bats.
In July, 1952 Zinn was the first player named to the Kansas City Blues' Hall of Fame.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1937||El Paso Texans||Arizona-Texas League||73-49||1st||New York Yankees||Lost League Finals|
|1938||El Paso Texans||Arizona-Texas League||68-64||2nd||none||League Champs|
|1939||Jacksonville Jax||East Texas League||--||Dallas Rebels||--||replaced by Sam Hancock May 15th|
|Sioux City Cowboys||Western League||3rd||Detroit Tigers||League Champs||replaced Pete Monahan June 14th|
|1940||Sioux City Soos||Western League||--||none||--||replaced by Ed Grayston July 4|
|1941||Albuquerque Cardinals||Arizona-Texas League||63-65||2nd||none||none|
|1946||Albuquerque Dukes||West Texas-New Mexico League||55-85||6th||none|
|1947||Fort Lauderdale Braves||Florida International League||13-24||--||Boston Braves||--||replaced by Red Nichols (0-1) on May 17|
|1948||Gadsden Pilots||Southeastern League||--||Washington Senators||--||replaced Bill McGhee May 1|
replaced by Harry Davis June 30
- Tony Salin: Baseball's Forgotten Heroes, Masters Press, Chicago, IL, 1999, pp. 198-199.