A 4-3 win in relief against Tampa on May 18 was an early highlight, but a 6-0 loss to Tampa on July 2 found him wild and ineffective, a result that typified his 6-13 record and 4.20 ERA in 30 games. James W. Mooney, 55, of Urbandale, IA, passed away on June 29, 2020. They had three daughters, Jeanne, Susanne, and Judith. He then returned to Mobile. By the time he retired in June 1974, he was regarded as one of the foremost authorities on veterans’ affairs in Tennessee. Another demotion followed, this time to Spartanburg, South Carolina, to play for the Spartans of the Class B South Atlantic (Sally) League. He finished his first full season in the majors with a disappointing 6-10 record and 5.05 ERA in 124? In two-thirds of an inning, he faced eight batters and surrendered four hits, two walks, and six runs in a 14-5 loss. If I don’t pitch in professional ball, I may hook up with a semipro team.”37. “I am reporting to the Giants tomorrow and boy I sure hope I can stay with them.”15 Upon his arrival, McGraw placed him under the tutelage of former pitching great, future Hall of Famer, and current Giants coach Chief Bender. Select the best result to find their address, phone number, relatives, and public records. An all-around athlete, Mooney was also a star halfback for the East Tennessee football team and a standout basketball player, although both teams were less successful than the baseball club. Jack Mooney, “Jim Mooney.” Hawkins County Historical Society (n.d.), 387-89. L.M. Jim has 3 jobs listed on their profile. Mooney kept busy during his retirement. By late July, Mooney was purchased from Asheville by his hometown Johnson City Cardinals of the Appalachian League. They were soon deployed in the South Pacific, where they participated in eight major landings as the US forces drew ever so close to Japan. On October 17, 1932, Mooney married Maude Elizabeth “Sweetie” Wilkinson, an Erwin, Tennessee, native, in Sylva, North Carolina, their new offseason home. Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.). With four 12-win pitchers, a speedy infield that turned a league-record 165 double plays, and an abundance of clutch hitting, manager Hal Anderson’s youthful Tourists (89-55) sprinted to the regular season championship by a league record 14-game margin over Durham. Shortly thereafter, he resumed his duties as a professor and coach at East Tennessee State, with an added role – veterans’ adviser. 32 “Hornsby Looms Up In King Row As Next Leader of The Browns, “The Sporting News, July 20, 1933, 1. View the profiles of professionals named "Jim Mooney" on LinkedIn. Recalled by St. Louis in mid-September, he did not see action. 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The name Jim Mooney has over 13 birth records, 6 death records, 0 criminal/court records, 33 address records, 9 phone records and more. Making the team as the left-handed relief specialist, Mooney was part of one of the most cherished and fabled World Series championship teams, the Gas House Gang, so named because of their unkempt, shabby appearance and scrappy play. The Gas House Gang won the World Series by winning Games Six and Seven (the latter was Dean’s dominating shutout) over the Detroit Tigers and securing their place in baseball lore. Allen Green, “Baseball No Fun Anymore, Old Jim Mooney Asserts.” Bridgeport (Connecticut) Sunday Post, April 3, 1960, C13. After three more losses, his final Baltimore record was 1-4. Posted by Unknown at 10:37 AM No comments: Email This BlogThis! Cardinals manager Gabby Street thought that Mooney’s pitching woes resulted from the Giants’ attempt to transform him from a high fastball pitcher into a low-ball pitcher. According to his nephews, he learned to pitch there; as he walked down the road and through the fields, he would throw stones, apples, or corncobs at fence posts, knotholes, bottles, and other targets instead of doing his chores. The average James Mooney is around 80 years of age with around 48% falling in to the age group of 81+. Family gatherings and reunions were favorite pastimes; each new grandchild was warmly welcomed into the family. 7 “Eight-Run Rally Wins for Lookouts, 10-6,” Times-Picayune, New Orleans, June 27, 1927, 16. During the fall Mooney took a faculty position at Tennessee High School in Bristol, Tennessee, where he taught industrial arts. St. Louis then won the game in the bottom of the ninth, 8-7, and because Mooney was the pitcher of record when the score was tied, the official scorer gave him credit for the victory. He continued to teach during the winter and play baseball during the summer for most of the next 18 years. Mooney’s second Ripley’s Believe It Or Not moment came during one of his Asheville relief appearances. James Mooney in Texas 74 records in 89 cities for James Mooney in Texas. Stop by the gallery to view or purchase. Mooney (13-7, 2.92 ERA) was the Cardinals’ best pitcher in 1947, walking only 16 men in 22 games. “Half Century at State.” Alumni Quarterly – East Tennessee State University 38.3, (Spring 1974), 8-9. He was the youngest of four children born to Robert C. and Rebecca A. “Giants Buy Southpaw. In 16 minor-league seasons, Mooney’s record was 153-137 (3.39 ERA). View the profiles of people named Jim Mooney. After his triumph over the Cubs on August 26, he pitched for the first time in an opponent’s ballpark and shut out the Boston Braves at Braves Field on September 1 surrendering eight hits. One of Mooney’s players, infielder Ernie Bowman, went on to play in the major leagues (San Francisco, 1961-63). Three days later he made his first start and, in the opinion of the Augusta Chronicle, “showed promise” in a 5-0 loss.6 Mooney’s first victory came on June 26, a 10-5 verdict over Atlanta. Mooney registered victories in his first two starts under Terry, including a complete-game 3-2 triumph over the Reds on June 9. This biography originally appeared in “The 1934 St. Louis Cardinals The World Champion Gas House Gang” (SABR, 2014), edited by Charles F. Faber. He pitched three innings in a 3-1 exhibition loss to the Texas League’s Dallas Steers on March 15, and the Dallas Morning News said that he “showed some good southpaw stuff.”11 On April 12, pitching for the Giants’ second team, Mooney defeated the Eastern League’s Bridgeport Bears 3-1, giving up six hits and striking out seven. Both decisions gave Dean an even 30 wins. Sutter, Ball, Bat, and Bitumen: A History of Coalfield Baseball in the Appalachian South (Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 2009). According to his daughter Jeanne, “He truly loved the game and was proud of the doors it had opened for him.”1 From Jim’s perspective, baseball “was a rugged and tough life but just putting on a major-league uniform was the greatest thing in the world.”2. Mooney got one less win out of the decision but recorded his second major-league save (the save is retrospective; the statistic was not created until three decades later). http://dev.sabr.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/MooneyJim.jpg, /wp-content/uploads/2020/02/sabr_logo.png, “The 1934 St. Louis Cardinals The World Champion Gas House Gang”. View the profiles of people named Jim Mooney. His father, a sawmill worker, died in 1907 at the age of 36 from a cerebral hemorrhage. 11 George White, “Garland and Erickson Tame Giants as Steers Win Third Straight,” Dallas Morning News, March 16, 1931, 12. 21 “Mooney of Giants Quells Braves 4-0,” New York Times, September 2, 1931, 25. One of his better efforts was an 8-0 six-hit shutout of Radford on August 21. During the final (and worst) typhoon the vessel grounded off Wakayama, Japan, and was rendered unsalvageable. Join Facebook to connect with Jim Mooney and others you may know. Invited to the Cardinals’ 1934 spring-training camp in Bradenton, Florida, Mooney arrived without fanfare, but his erratic performances continued. In April 1944 Mooney returned to the States for more training and to pick up his new crew of five officers, 104 enlisted men, and a landing ship tank, LST-555, in Chicago. His mother, Rebecca, an Ohio native, married J. Coleman Hicks a year later; he was a neighbor and 29 years her senior. Faced with a shortage of players and impressed by the 17-year-old’s strong left arm, Luck gave him a uniform and named him starting pitcher for the first game, against the Emory and Henry College Wasps, an 11-0 win. Letter from Jim Mooney to his brother Charles. I think I will like to play for St. Louis, for they are the one team in the National League that has a pennant-winning fever. Pitching for the first time since August 27, Mooney saw mop-up duty in the Cardinals’ Game Four 10-9 loss. In 1953 the Kingsport Times-News mentioned that he was still active in semipro circles. A fastball pitcher, Mooney specialized in strikeouts. Mooney’s mound dominance led Charlotte manager Dick Hoblitzel to recommend that New York Giants manager John McGraw travel south to see him in action. On July 26 he took over as interim manager when Mercer Harris was indefinitely suspended after a run-in with an umpire. At Bridgeport, the “sure-fire prospect” was developed by McGraw’s former player and trusted coach, Hans Lobert.13 “It seems like fate has been against me this spring,” Mooney wrote dejectedly to his brother, Charles, about his demotion to the minors.” Acknowledging stiff competition from the Giants’ staff, he vowed to make it to the big leagues. Though technically still a high-school student, Mooney turned out for college coach Jim Luck’s spring baseball tryout. If a World Series game was on TV, he could be found in his office with a group of students watching the game. Jim Mooney is on Facebook. In 1937 Mooney (16-11, 2.90 ERA) won four straight games in the playoffs, completing one of his most successful minor-league seasons. Tex Mooney was born on March 9, 1917 in Del Rio, Texas, USA as Oran Thomas Mooney. In a disastrous first start, he gave up two home runs (and six RBIs) to Baltimore’s Moose Solters, the league batting champion, during an eight-run fourth inning in a 12-3 loss on August 18. 2,243 records for Jim Mooney. Mooney was 2-3 in seven appearances for the Red Wings, two of which were against Buffalo in the playoffs. James Irving Mooney was born on September 4, 1906, in Mooresburg, a rural hamlet in the hills of northeastern Tennessee. Cardinals are Defeated,” Pittsburgh Press, April 8, 1929, 17. On July 27 Mooney saved a game against Newport; his first win was in relief on July 29, a 5-4 victory over Kingsport. He was sworn into service on January 1, 2021. The 1932 Giants were counting on improved pitching to help them contend for the pennant. Please verify address for mailing or other purposes. In August the Cardinals were losing ground to first-place New York and were behind by six games in midmonth. 9 “Outfielders Main Worry of Lookouts,” Times-Picayune, April 14, 1929, 81. 8 “Training Camp News. He was an actor, known for Jungle Jim (1948). Thereafter, six consecutive losses prompted Johnston to use him in relief. Thereafter, he was 1-4, finishing with a 4-5 mark and a 6.17 ERA in 29 games, mostly in relief. Select the best result to find their … When asked, he would share baseball stories, often relating funny incidents about Dizzy Dean and others from the Gas House Gang. In his next outing, on May 4, he tossed a six-hitter, beating the Phillies 5-2 at Shibe Park for his first victory of the season. With the Giants struggling at 17-23, McGraw announced his retirement and was succeeded by player-manager Bill Terry. Abingdon (43-81) finished the season in last place. The major leaguers prevailed, 7-1. It was the first of 13 wins that gave East Tennessee its only undefeated season; Mooney pitched every game. Sherrod hired him as a professor and baseball coach. 30 “Mooney Glad He’s Card,” Mooney Hall of Fame Clipping File, November 3, 1932. In 1980 ETSU’s new on-campus baseball facility was named Mooney Field. In [1924] operators at the camp hired a young southpaw … named Jim Mooney before he was snagged by the Sally League.” “[He] shone as a Dorchester Cardinal,” and teams “repeatedly suffered at the hands of [the] future New York Giants pitcher.”5 In 1925 and 1926, Mooney played at Mascot, Tennessee, and Secco, Kentucky. 34 “Tourists Seek to Establish New League Winning Record,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, August 30, 1939, 9. September 4, 1906 at Mooresburg, TN (USA). innings. In 1924 his mother, a strong-willed woman who stressed education, sent him to East Tennessee State Normal School in Johnson City for his last year of high school. COLUMBIA - A Memorial Mass for James “Jim” Stewart Mooney, Jr., 67, will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 25, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. In that game the notoriously bad-hitting Mooney (11-for-105 for a .105 major-league batting average) registered one of his six career RBIs. With attendance in ballparks lagging throughout the US due to the effects of the Depression, night games were introduced to generate more fan interest. Although he recorded a surprising six straight victories (and a 7-1 record) as a New York Giants rookie after his August 1931 debut, and was later a member of the 1934 St. Louis Cardinals’ champion Gas House Gang, Jim Mooney was much more than a professional baseball player. It manufactures single-engined piston-powered general aviation aircraft. Tragedy struck the family twice shortly after Jim’s birth. Phoenix, AZ 85004 Jim Mooney Letters, 1931-1946, Archives of Appalachia, East Tennessee State University. Mooney appeared in 12 games, posting a 7-5 record (and 3.32 ERA) in his last professional season. According to his daughter, when he was at home he could listen to two games on the radio and watch one on TV. San Antonio, In his spare time, he was a Little League coach for many years and made sure that every boy got to play, sometimes to the chagrin of some of the parents. With two outs, the Giants tied the score and Mooney was brought in and got the third out. Still in the Cardinals’ chain, but now closer to home, Mooney was assigned to Asheville of the Piedmont League in 1939. Facebook gives people the power to share... Log in or sign up for Facebook to connect with friends, family and “Mooney Recalled from Bridgeport. View the profiles of professionals named "Jim Mooney" on LinkedIn. 5 L.M. Allowing one hit in one inning, Mooney pitched for the last time in the major leagues and finished as a champion. Besides coaching baseball and teaching engineering drawing and other industrial arts, he helped thousands of veterans in his role as veterans’ adviser. Thereafter, Mooney started only two more games, pitching four innings or less in his last 13 appearances; he seldom saw action after his ERA ballooned to 4.06 in early July. Mooney finished the season with a 7-1 record, including six complete games, two shutouts, and a 2.01 ERA in 71? Ten days later he signed with the Johnson City Cardinals and posted an 8-7 record and a 3.05 ERA in 18 games. 16 John Drebinger, “Giants Rookie Stops Pirates by 2-1,” New York Times, August 15, 1931, 11. If you can help us improve this player’s biography, contact us. According to author L.M. innings. Jim Mooney (Place 1) Member Home People 281-485-1434 info@bdd4.org Jim Mooney was elected to the Board of Commissioners on November 3, 2020. However, in a reversal reminiscent of a decision made on a June 23 Cardinals’ win against the Dodgers, National League President John Heydler again invalidated an official scorer’s decision and gave the win to Dean. He returned in 1947 at the age of 40, won his first start on May 11, compiled an 8-2 record by early July, was named to the Appalachian League All-Star team, and was the winning pitcher in the all-star game. “There are these old timers on the Giants club so I do not have much chance with them, however, I am still going to give somebody a battle.”14 With the Bears, Mooney blossomed into the league’s best pitcher, winning 17 contests, losing just 4 (all to eventual champion Hartford), and posting a microscopic 1.69 ERA. Mooney’s 1933 season started with promise. Young Southpaw Breezes to an Easy Victory” read the New York Times subheading about his accomplishments.21 When he beat Brooklyn 10-1 in his next start (the only run the Dodgers scored was unearned), Mooney ran his record to 5-0 and lowered his ERA to 0.77 with just four earned runs in 46? According to The Sporting News, “Mooney started early to establish a reputation for shutouts, whiffing 116 batters in eight games while at Eastern [sic] Tennessee Teachers College.”4 Another publication said he averaged 11 strikeouts per game during his four-year college career. Mooney (10-7, 2.65 ERA) didn’t play in Mobile’s Little Dixie Series triumph over Macon, instead returning to Bristol to teach. Nonetheless, his masterful four-hit shutout over the cellar-dwelling Reds on August 17 suggested that the 25-year old still had the potential to be a bona-fide major-league pitcher. He also started, went seven innings, and lost a 2-0 four-hitter at Pittsburgh on April 28. 33 John Drebinger, “Cardinals Conquer Giants 5-4,” New York Times, May 11, 1934, 28. After starting on an irregular basis and pitching in long relief for most of June and July, Mooney made eight consecutive starts from July 31 to September 5, but could not replicate the consistent magic from the previous season. It seems that I am unable to keep off of the injured list. With the press reporting that he’d lost some zip from his fastball, the Cardinals sold Mooney’s contract to the Columbus (Ohio) Red Birds of the American Association on January 2, 1935. John McGraw had returning starters Bill Walker, Freddie Fitzsimmons, and Carl Hubbell to anchor the rotation, and much was expected of Jim Mooney, who received a “substantial increase in salary” enabling him to resign his high-school teaching position.25 After a few weeks of training in Los Angeles, the press wasn’t sure that optimism was warranted. Back in Chattanooga in 1929, Mooney pitched five innings of one-hit ball against Grover Cleveland Alexander and the St. Louis Cardinals in an exhibition game on April 7 in Chattanooga and earned the win.8 “Jim Mooney,” raved the Times-Picayune, “has been casting joy, refined and unrefined, into Manager Jimmy (Johnston’s) heart. On August 14 against the Pittsburgh Pirates at the Polo Grounds, Mooney debuted with a sparkling nine-hit complete-game victory, surrendering just one run. He entered the game with one out and runners on first and third, and retired the side without throwing a pitch. In November 1942 Mooney resigned from East Tennessee State, reported for duty in the US Navy and was commissioned as a lieutenant junior grade. 19 Joe Vila, “Sterling Pitching Puts Giants Back in National Pennant Race,” The Sporting News, September 10, 1931, 1. Texas Bluebonnets is currently at J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art on Broadway in San Antonio. Phone: 602.496.1460 The top city of residence is Houston, followed by Dallas. The Mooney International Corporation (formerly Mooney Aviation Company, Inc. and the Mooney Aircraft Company) is an American aircraft manufacturer based in Kerrville, Texas, United States. On February 22, 1931, Jim Mooney reported to the Giants’ spring-training camp at San Antonio, Texas. 12 “Caught On The Fly,” The Sporting News, April 16, 1931, 6. 2 George Stone, “Jim Mooney Made Hit with 1931 New York Giants,” Johnson City Press-Chronicle, April 10, 1977, 36. Join Facebook to connect with Jimmy Mooney and others you may know. Mooney’s performance was only marginally better for the last place (59-84) Spartans; he was 6-10 on the mound with a 4.86 ERA. Undated [1931]. He was an actor, known for Jungle Jim (1948). Tex Mooney was born on March 9, 1917 in Del Rio, Texas, USA as Oran Thomas Mooney. During the winter he refereed basketball games; in the spring, he was a track and field official for the Big Six Conference. Mooney first played sports at Mooresburg High School. Facebook gives people the power to share … Although he gave up 14 hits, the New Orleans Times-Picayune said, “Mooney …pitched good ball but was handicapped by [the] listless fielding of his mates.” 7 Mooney pitched in 21 games for the Lookouts (59-94, seventh), posting a 4-4 record and a 6.63 earned-run average in 76 innings. Data inaccuracies may exist. Richard Moore, “ETSC’s Jim Mooney Holds Several Titles At School.” Kingsport Times-News, June 3, 1962, 39. 10 “Giants Buy Southpaw,” New York Times, August 7, 1930, 29. His last appearance of the season came on July 26 when he preserved a 3-2 win for Bill Hallahan with three innings of one-hit, scoreless relief. He planted a garden every spring and produced enough vegetables to share. The companies and people profiled on Corporation Wiki are displayed for research purposes only and do not imply an endorsement from or for the profiled companies and people. 1 Letter to Charlie Weatherby from Jeanne Mooney Smith, June 2012. In the opinion of TSN, Mooney “appears to need some polishing to fit him for major league duty.”12. 23 “Both New York Teams Gather Timber Early For Next Year,” The Sporting News, August 20, 1931, 1. The 35-year-old Mooney (15-11, 2.11 ERA) was a workhorse for Johnson City in 1942, leading the league with 192 innings pitched; two sources noted that he was never relieved and didn’t issue a single walk all year. innings. His best teams were in 1946-48 when they were a combined 24-10. “Mooney of Giants Quells Braves 4-0. In 1927, his final season, he continued to torment Emory and Henry College, striking out 24 batters in an 11-inning 1-0 win against another future major leaguer, Monte Weaver, who fanned 19. Mooney revealed 45 years later that the injury caused him to change his stride and arm problems developed that he never overcame. On October 10, 1932, the Giants traded Mooney, outfielder Ethan Allen, catcher Bob O’Farrell, and pitcher Bill Walker to the St. Louis Cardinals for catcher Gus Mancuso and pitcher Ray Starr. Though Mooney’s 11-11 record and 3.95 ERA in 189 innings for the Hornets may not have been eye-catching, McGraw was impressed with the hurler’s potential. 25 John Drebinger, “Lindstrom Joins Giants’ Hold-Outs,” The New York Times, January 19, 1932, 27. Ineffective in three stints at the highest minor-league level, Mooney was optioned by the Cardinals to the Memphis Chicks of the Southern Association in 1936, and was 2-0 in three games. According to TSN, “Gabby [Street] would not be having his troubles today if Bill Walker and Jim Mooney … had come up to expectations.”32. He won his next start, on May 28, a 5-3 victory over Philadelphia, despite giving up 11 hits and four walks. Join Facebook to connect with Jim Mooney and others you may know. Find Jim Mooney in the United States We found 16 entries for Jim Mooney in United States. Two and a half months after the first night game in professional baseball (at Western League Park in Des Moines, Iowa), Mooney pitched the game of his life, striking out 23 batters and giving up only five hits in a 7-3 Charlotte win in the first night game played at Municipal Stadium in Augusta, Georgia, on July 19, 1930. Mooney, Promising Charlotte Youngster to Report in Fall” read a headline in the New York Times on August 7, 1930.10 The Giants reportedly paid between $7,000 and $10,000 for Mooney’s contract. When Mooney endured a 10-5 exhibition loss to the Seals in San Francisco, the New York Times said that he “still appears behind in his home work. Mooney (14-7) was one of three (past and future) major-league hurlers, along with Red Munger (16-13) and Hersh Lyons (12-1). He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Erwin, Tennessee. Baseball was always Mooney’s main interest. Jim Mooney Letters, 1931-1946, Archives of Appalachia, East Tennessee State University (hereafter cited as Jim Mooney letters). “This youngster seems to have given the club’s staff just what is needed to settle into a winning stride, reported The Sporting News.18. Cronkite School at ASU A great believer in education, Mooney wanted to prepare his players and students for life after baseball and the college campus. 4 “His Speed Burns Them Up,” The Sporting News, September 10, 1931, 1. Jim Mooney Stats, Fantasy & News Year Team League 1934 St. Louis Cardinals NL Baseball Hall of Fame Library, Jim Mooney player file, Kingsport (Tennessee) Times, Kingsport News. The fourth-place Cardinals (63-57) lost the league playoff finals to Elizabethton, three games to one. Control was Mooney’s biggest problem; by mid-July, he had a 3-9 record (5.10 ERA), led the league in wild pitches, and was among the league leaders in walks. Sutter, “Dorchester’s reputation for hiring ringers was as notorious as its field [in Virginia]. Four days later, he triumphed over Syracuse, 8-3, fanning nine. In a combined 41 games for both teams, his record was 5-14 with a 5.21 ERA in 186? In his second stint (1946-1965) as East Tennessee State’s baseball coach, Mooney’s record was 142-147-1. With his great curveball and fastball with “burning speed,” Mooney was making a name for himself as a strikeout artist and was called the modern version of Rube Waddell.19 The Wisconsin State Journal reported that opponents taunted Mooney during games by yelling that they “didn’t have to teach school in the winter” to earn a living.20 Despite the taunts, Mooney kept winning. S. Davis, “ Giants Rookie Stops Pirates by 2-1, ” New York Times, September,. The leading online directory for contact information and makes the world champion Gas reunion... 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