Jim Halpin

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James Nathaniel Halpin

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown

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Biographical Information[edit]

Jim Halpin, born in England, was the youngest player in the National League when he made his debut at age 18 in 1882.

Two years later, he played more games at shortstop than any other player on the 1884 Washington Nationals of the Union Association.

In 1885 he finished out his major league career with the 1885 Detroit Wolverines. He was 21, the same age as teammate Deacon McGuire.

He died at age 29.

". . . short stop James Halpin . . . is well and favorably remembered in Portland, as he was a member of the '85 Biddefords and the '87 Manchesters. Jim was a popular tosser wherever he played . . . " - Sporting Life, January 14, 1893

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