Jim Baxes

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Dimitrios Speros Baxes

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Jim Baxes was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 but did not reach the majors until 1959, when he was the Opening Day third baseman for the now Los Angeles Dodgers. He only played 11 games before being traded to the Cleveland Indians, although he was hitting .303 and slugging .515 at the time. During the rest of the season with Cleveland, he hit 15 home runs, slugging .466 on a team that slugged .408, while playing more second base than third. The Dodgers won the 1959 World Series, but the Indians were also good, winning 89 games.

Baxes was 30 when he made his major league debut, having played in the minors starting in 1947. He was in the Dodgers organization the whole time prior to his major league debut, except for military service in 1950-1951. He was in the Pacific Coast League for seven seasons, both before and after his major league time. He was the brother of Mike Baxes

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