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Jim Turner
Born: August 6, 1903(1903-08-06)
Antioch, Tennessee
Died: November 29, 1998 (aged 95)
Nashville, Tennessee
Batted: Left Threw: Right 
MLB debut
April 30, 1937 for the Boston Bees
Last MLB appearance
September 13, 1945 for the New York Yankees
Career statistics
Pitching Record     69-60
Earned run average     3.22
Strikeouts     329
Career highlights and awards

James Riley Turner (August 6, 1903 - November 29, 1998) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball. From 1937 through 1945, he played for the Boston Bees (1937-1939), Cincinnati Reds (1940-1942) and New York Yankees (1942-1945). Born in Antioch, Tennessee, Turner's Major League career got off to a late start, as he did not reach the big leagues until he was 33 years old. He led the National League in earned run average in 1937 as a rookie with Boston. Because he worked for his family's dairy farm in the offseason, he was known as "Milkman Jim" to his fans.

For his career, Turner compiled a 69-60 record in 231 games, with a 3.22 earned run average and 329 strikeouts. He was a member of two World Series championship teams, the 1940 Reds and the 1943 Yankees, as well as the 1942 Yankees team that won the American League pennant. In two postseason appearances, Turner was 0-1 with a 6.43 ERA and 4 strikeouts in 7 innings pitched.

After his pitching career ended, Turner served the Yankees (1949-59; 1966-73) and Reds (1961-65) as their pitching coach, working for ten pennant-winning clubs over that 24-year span.

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Preceded by
Carl Hubbell
National League ERA Champion
Succeeded by
Bill Lee


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