James Baldwin (baseball)

James Baldwin (baseball)

James Baldwin
Born: (1971-07-15) July 15, 1971
Southern Pines, North Carolina
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 30, 1995, for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 2005, for the Baltimore Orioles
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 79–74
Earned run average 5.01
Strikeouts 844
Career highlights and awards

James J. Baldwin, Jr. (born July 15, 1971) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He batted and threw right-handed. In his 11-season career, he played for the Chicago White Sox (1995-2001), Los Angeles Dodgers (2001), Seattle Mariners (2002), Minnesota Twins (2003), New York Mets (2004), Texas Rangers (2005), and Baltimore Orioles (2005).

Drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 4th round of the 1990 MLB June Amateur Draft, he made his major league debut on April 30, 1995, for the White Sox. In spring training of that same season, Baldwin was the first pitcher to pitch to Michael Jordan, in an intrasquad game in spring training.[1] In 2000, he made the Major League Baseball All-Star Game as a member of the White Sox. He pitched part of the ninth inning of that game, giving up Chipper Jones' final hit of the game, that being the only home run of the night, which ignited a short-lived National League comeback. On January 24, 2006, he signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, but was released on April 22.[2]

Baldwin is currently the Pitching Coach for the baseball team at Pinecrest High School in Pinehurst, NC.


His son, James Baldwin III, a center fielder from Pinecrest High School, was drafted in the fourth round and signed in 2010 by the Los Angeles Dodgers.[3]


  1. ^ "James Baldwin Minor League Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference.com. 1971-07-15. Retrieved 2010-12-07. 
  2. ^ "James Baldwin Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2010-12-07. 
  3. ^ "James Baldwin III signs with Dodgers | Pinecrest High School Baseball". iHigh.com. Retrieved 2010-12-07. 

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)