James Michael McManus
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 4", Weight 215 lb.
Jim McManus hit well in his cup of coffee with the Kansas City Athletics in 1960, slugging .538. Despite his obvious minor-league hitting skill, his major league stay was only slightly over one month.
McManus was originally a Detroit Tigers farmhand before being traded to the Athletics. He was a tall left-handed power hitter.
McManus played for the original 1961 Hawaii Islanders. He played in 139 games, all but 10 at first base. He was a consistent hitter who always seemed to pick up a hit in every game. His final statistics that year were: 484 at-bats, 140 hits, 19 doubles, 2 triples and 21 homers. He drove in 81 runs and scored 60. He had 9 stolen bases and his final batting average was .275.