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Bob James Sox Chicago Button Museum
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Bob James
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White text on a the man's black shirt, wearing a hat and shirt for SOX, standing outside with palm trees in the background.

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Born Robert Harvey James in Glendale, California, Bob James was drafted by the Montreal Expos in 1976. Playing for the minors for 2 years, his first MLB game was September 7th, 1978. Playing for the Expos until 1984, he was traded to the Chicago White Sox. In the 1985 season he saved 32 games for the White Sox, putting him behind only Dan Quisenberry for the total number of saves by a pitcher in the American League, a record at the time. His last MLB appearance was October 2nd, 1987.


Resnick, J. (1985, June 20). 6-4, 230-Pound Bob James : A Heavy-Handed Ace in Chicago’s Bullpen. Los Angeles Times.

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