JockBio Vital Stats
  • San Diego Padres
• Outfield • #15
  • Height: 6' 1"
• Weight: 212 • Born: 6/27/70
  • Jim set the NL record for strikeouts in a season by a lefty with 167 in 2000.
  • Jim stole five bases in 2005. Most notable was a steal of home against the Washington Nationals.
  • Jim knocked in his 1,000th run during the 2006 season.
  • Jim is one of the few stars who does not have his gloves custom made. Each winter Rawlings sends a case of new gloves to his home, and he tries them on until he finds one he likes.
  • Since coming to the National League, Jim has batted nearly .400 in April games.
  • Jim donated $1 million of his salary to create a brand new baseball field in inner city St. Louis. The Forest Park neighborhood facility is named Jim Edmonds Field.
  • When the Cards acquired Jim, Tony La Russa called Rod Carew and asked him whether he was a legit star. Carew’s response was let the kid play and he'll do a heck of a job for you.
  • Jim put his pitching arm to use only once as a pro. He hurled two scoreless frames for Palm Springs during the 1991 season.
  • Jim has two daughters, Haylee and Lauren. He's not married, but has a girlfriend, Paige.
  • Jim is a fan of rap music.
  • Jim's next-door neighbor in St. Louis was hockey star Chris Pronger. He also has a house in Arizona, where he likes to jet ski and do other water sports.
  • One way Jim stays in shape is by ice skating. In the offseason, he's been known to work out with the St. Louis Blues.



 

 

 

 


Rod Carew, 1980 Topps Giant


Chris Pronger, 2002 Topps Heritage



 

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