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Jim Brideweser

Born: Feb 13, 1927

Death: Aug 25, 1989

Birthplace: Lancaster

Profession: Baseball player

Nationality: United States

Jim Brideweser

Date of Birth : Feb 13, 1927
Date of Death : Aug 25, 1989
Birth Place : Lancaster

James Ehrenfeld Brideweser was an American shortstop in Major League Baseball who played from 1951 to 1957 for the New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers. He was 6 ft 0 in tall but weighed only 165 pounds. Before being signed by the Yankees before the 1950 season, Bridewiser spent time in the military during World War II and attended the University of Southern California. He made his big league debut on September 29, 1951 for the Yankees. He spent three years with them, playing in only 51 games but batting a solid .327 in 49 at bats. He was purchased by the Orioles in May 1954, and he hit .265 in 73 games with them. After the season, he was traded by the Orioles with Bob Chakales and Clint Courtney to the White Sox for Don Ferrarese, Don Johnson, Matt Batts, and Fred Marsh. He did poorly while with the White Sox. He spent 1955 and part of 1956 with them, batting only .203 in 69 at bats total. In May 1956, he was traded by the White Sox with Harry Byrd and Bob Kennedy to the Tigers for Fred Hatfield and Jim Delsing. He did not improve much with them, hitting only .218 in 156 at bats. Overall that year, he hit .216.

Profession


  • Baseball player
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