James Edward Ward
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 195 lb.
- School Pasadena City College, University of Arizona
- High School Pasadena High School
- Born April 2, 1939 in Pasadena, CA USA
- Died January 7, 2018 in Plano, TX USA
Jimmy Ward pitched in the minor leagues from 1960 to 1968. He reached Triple A in four of his nine seasons, but never made it to the majors.
In his second season, the 22-year-old went 20-6 with 17 complete games and 219 strikeouts in 240 innings, despite allowing 261 hits, for the Great Falls Electrics of the Los Angeles Dodgers system. His next winning season came in 1964, with the Albuquerque Dukes. He was 17-12 with a 3.04 ERA, 15 complete games and 224 strikeouts in 237 innings. He was taken by the Oklahoma City 89ers in the 1964 Regular Triple A Rule 5 Draft and spent two years with the club.
Overall, he was 88-84 with a 3.57 ERA in 248 games (208 starts). In 1,465 innings, he allowed 1,487 hits and 395 walks, while striking out at least 1,112 batters. He completed at least 73 games. At Triple A, he was 35-38 with a 4.00 mark in 117 games (87 starts).