Duane B. Sims
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 205 lb.
- School University of Idaho
- High School Pocatello High School
- Debut September 22, 1964
- Final Game September 26, 1974
- Born June 5, 1941 in Salt Lake City, UT USA
Duke Sims played eleven seasons in the majors for five teams. He had most of his seasons with the Cleveland Indians during the second dead-ball era, and showed some power with a high of 23 home runs in 1970 in 110 games.
A solid defensive catcher whose career batting average of .239 was deceiving, Sims retired with a very respectable .340 OBP - better than many "higher-average" lifetime hitters. He could also play the outfield.
Sims is the only major leaguer born in Utah to get over 2,000 at-bats in the majors.
He is one of three major leaguers with the last name Sims (as of July 2007).
- 20 Home Run Seasons: 1 (1970)