James Almond Yeargin
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 170 lb.
- Debut October 1, 1922
- Final Game September 20, 1924
- Born October 16, 1901 in Mauldin, SC USA
- Died May 8, 1937 in Greenville, SC USA
Al Yeargin was a hard-luck pitcher who didn't deserve his 1-12 lifetime record. In 1922, when he went 0-1 at age 20 for the Boston Braves, he had an ERA of 1.29 in 7 innings. In 1024, when he went 1-11, his ERA was above the Braves' team ERA, but not by a large amount. His 5.09 ERA that year was better than that of regulars Joe Genewich (10-19 with a 5.21 ERA), Tim McNamara (8-12 with a 5.18 ERA) and Red Lucas (1-4 in 27 games with a 5.16 ERA). But Yeargin never pitched again in the major leagues, while Genewich, McNamara, and Lucas did.
He wasn't named "Al" because his name was Allen or Alvin. His middle name was Almond.
He died at age 36.