Primary Position: Starting pitcher
First Name: James Jr.
Date of Birth: July 15, 1971
Current Residence: Pinehurst
High School: Pinecrest High School, Southern Pines, NC
College: Did not attend
Bats: R Throws: R Height and Weight: 6-3, 210
Debut Year: 1995 Final Year: 2005 Years Played: 11
Teams and Years: Chicago White Sox, 1995-2001; Los Angeles Dodgers, 2001; Seattle Mariners, 2002; Minnesota Twins, 2003; New York Mets, 2004, Baltimore Orioles, 2005; Texas Rangers, 2005
G W L Sv ERA IP SO WAR
266 79 74 2 5.01 1322.2 844 9.3
Awards/Honors: All-Star, 2000; Boys of Summer Top 100
James Baldwin was a much-heralded prospect as he pitched his way through the Chicago White Sox’s minor leagues. If not for a kid named Derek Jeter, he would have been recognized as the best rookie in the American League in 1996. He would spend 10 more years in the majors and be an All-Star in one of them, but most of those other seasons were marred by puzzling inconsistency. He was never able to string together winning seasons, or even successful halves. Baldwin ended up as a journeyman and finished his career with just a few more wins than losses.