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James A. "Jim" Campbell (February 5, 1924 – October 31, 1995) was an American baseball executive in Major League Baseball. He served 43 seasons with the Detroit Tigers organization, 27 of them as either general manager or president.

Campbell initially started in the Tigers organization in 1949 as a minor league executive. He became a scout in 1960. In 1963 he became the team's general manager and served in that capacity until 1983, winning the 1968 World Series along the way. He was also team president from 1974 until 1990, during which time the Tigers won the 1984 World Series.

Bo Schembechler replaced him as president in 1990, but Campbell remained as chairman. After owner Tom Monaghan agreed to sell the team to Mike Ilitch in 1992, both Campbell and Schembechler were fired.[1]

Campbell died of a heart attack at age 71 in 1995.


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Preceded by
Rick Ferrell
Detroit Tigers General Manager
Succeeded by
Bill Lajoie
Preceded by
John Fetzer
Detroit Tigers President
Succeeded by
Bo Schembechler


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