Date and Place of Birth: July 26, 1917 Tallahassee, Florida
Died: August 20, 2002 Apalachicola, Florida
Position: Second Base
Military Unit: US Army
Area Served: United States
Major League Stats: Jimmy Bloodworth on Baseball-Almanac
H “Jimmy” Bloodworth was born on July 26, 1917 in
was back with
served with the Army at Fort Leonard Wood,
Bloodworth was discharged
from service on April 15, 1946 and rejoined the Detroit Tigers for
76 games. He was purchased by the Pirates for 1947 and joined the
Brooklyn Dodgers in 1948 but was assigned to
1951 was Bloodworth’s last season in the major leagues. He played in the minors for the next three years and managed in the minors for two years. "I think," Bloodworth later said, "that I played in the greatest era of baseball that anybody could play in."
later served as deputy sheriff in
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