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Jim Fairey

James Burke Fairey
Born: Sept. 22, 1944 in Orangeburg, S.C.
Debut: 1968 | Pos: OF
H: 5’10” | W: 190 | B: L | T: L

Yr G AB R H HR RBI SB BA
6 399 766 86 180 7 75 6 .235

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Jim Fairey earned a reputation in the minor leagues for his strong arm and defensive ability. However, the left-hander earned another reputation when he hit a pinch-hit home run for the Dodgers in 1968. After that, he was used primarily in a pinch-hit role.

Fairey ended his career with a .254 average as a pinch hitter. In 1972, he led the National League with 55 pinch-hit appearances.

Fairey is one of three major league players to have played at Erskine College. The other two are Erskine Thomason and Eric Moody.

Fairey played a role in Moody’s pitching career. After Moody was drafted by the Texas Rangers, Fairey is the person who worked out the deal.