Jim Tabor

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Jim Tabor
James Reubin Tabor
"Rawhide"
Bat/Throw: R/R
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 175
Born: 1916-11-5 at New Hope, AL (US)
Died: 1953-8-22 at Sacramento, CA (US)
Interred: Beason Cemetery in Gurley, AL (US)
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Jim Tabor was a professional player.

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Personal

  • Resided in Milton, Massachusetts in 1952.
  • Self-identified as being of Scottish-Irish ancestry.
  • Listed hobbies as hunting and fishing.
  • Hit a bases loaded home run off Bob Feller in his first game that was a spring exhibition game.

Pre-professional career

  • Attended high school in New Hope, Alabama.
  • Was an all-state guard in basketball in high school.
  • Attended the University of Alabama but did not graduate.
  • Won a basketball letter at the University of Alabama.

Achievements

  • Led the 1937 Southern Association in sacrifice hits with 26.

Outside of baseball

  • Did construction work and coached basketball during the off-season in 1952.
  • In the armed forces in 1945.

Sources

  • 1952 Pacific Coast League Thumbnail Sketches.


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