Jessie Hollins

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1991 Bowman #423 Jessie Hollins

Jessie Edward Hollins

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Biographical Information[edit]

Jessie Hollins was signed by scout Paul Provas for the Chicago Cubs as a 40th round pick in the 1989 amateur draft. As a young prospect, he was compared to Lee Smith, a comparison that led to his transition from starter to closer in 1992 while pitching for the AA Charlotte Knights.

Hollins was fishing on the Polk County, TX bank of the Trinity River when he disappeared on July 9, 2009. His body was found and recovered the next day in nearby Livingston Lake, an apparent drowning victim. He was buried in Willis, TX

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