Jimmy Piersall (James Anthony Piersall)

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Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
Two-time All-Star Jimmy Piersall was an artist with the glove in his 17-year career in the American League, mostly as a center fielder. An outstanding high school athlete in baseball and basketball, the 18-year-old Piersall was signed as a free agent by the Boston Red Sox. After two seasons in the minors, he came up to the parent club for a cup of coffee at the end of 1950. He made the Red Sox for good in the 1952 season, but it was then that his mental condition (bipolar disorder) manifested itself. Read more...


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