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Jumbo Elliott
Born: October 22, 1900(1900-10-22)
St. Louis, Missouri
Died: January 7, 1970 (aged 69)
Terre Haute, Indiana
Batted: Right Threw: Left 
MLB debut
April 21, 1923 for the St. Louis Browns
Last MLB appearance
June 9, 1934 for the Boston Braves
Career statistics
Pitching record     63-74
Earned run average     4.24
Strikeouts     453
Career highlights and awards

James Thomas "Jumbo" Elliott (October 22, 1900 - January 7, 1970) was a professional baseball player. He was a left-handed pitcher, playing in the major leagues over parts of ten seasons (1923, 1925, 1927-1934) with the St. Louis Browns, Brooklyn Robins, Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Braves. He was the National League wins leader in 1931 with Philadelphia. For his major league career, he compiled a 63-74 record in 252 appearances, with a 4.24 ERA and 453 strikeouts.

He was born in St. Louis, Missouri. When he retired from baseball, he resided in Terre Haute, Indiana, the county seat of Vigo County. He first came to Terre Haute in 1922 as a pitcher for the Three-I League professional Class B minor league baseball team. Elliott was a long-time Deputy Sheriff in Vigo County and ran for Vigo County Sheriff as a Democrat in the 1968 election. His opponent was 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) Clyde Lovellette, then retired from an extraordinary college and professional basketball career. The campaign earned national notoriety because both candidates were such big men (Elliott was approximately 6 ft 5 in and 250 lb, or 1.96 m and 113 kg) and sports celebrities. Lovellette won the election.

Elliott died in Terre Haute at age 69.

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Preceded by
Ray Kremer & Pat Malone
National League Wins Champion
(with Bill Hallahan & Heinie Meine)
Succeeded by
Lon Warneke


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