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Jason James
Jason James
Position: OF

Birthplace: Vernon Hills, Ill.
DOB: August 30, 1984
Bats: L
Throws: L
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 175 lbs
Notable: James signed with the Chicago Cubs on Sept. 23, 2009. On March 21, James became the first former RiverHawk to appear in a major-league spring training game. He pinch-hit for pitcher Carlos Silva in the third inning and groundout on against Cincinnati starter Justin Lehr. … James won the Frontier League batting title last year. He had finished second each of the prior two seasons. … James is the only three-time all-star in team history. … James had a FL-record 40-game hitting streak, June 2-July 19, 2009. Batted .487 (76-for-156) during streak. James’ streak tied that of Frosty Kennedy (in 1953 for Plainview of the West Texas-New Mexico League) for 15th-longest in the history of the minor leagues. Kennedy, who hit .410 that season, hit 60 home runs three years later. … James was 2-for-4 with a double and a RBI in professional debut, July 24, 2006 vs. Kalamazoo. He had an infield single in his first at-bat. … Made 20 pitching appearances over 3½ seasons. On Aug. 3, 2006 at Florence, James became the only player in team history to earn the pitching victory and drive in the winning run in the same game. He drove in the go-ahead run on a groundout and pitched 2 1/3 scoreless, hitless innings for the decision. … Tied team record with five-hit game vs. Evansville, June 22, 2009. Only RiverHawk with a five-hit game at Road Ranger Stadium since it opened in 2006. … Finished 2009 as team’s all-time leader in hits (415), batting average (.355), home runs (34), RBI (199), doubles (86), games (306) and at-bats (1,170). Left Frontier League as active leader in batting average and doubles, No. 2 on active hit list and sixth on all-time hit list. Tied for fourth-highest career average in league history. Fifth on all-time doubles list. While at Kishwaukee Community College, James was twice drafted – in 2003 by the Indians and 2004 by the Mets.
Career Statistics ::

7 Aaron McEachran 1B
2 Joe Anthonsen 2B
32 Franco Valdes C
17 Kevin Ciarrachi C
10 Travis Scott C
11 Brad Dutton IF
8 David Cooper IF
11 Evan McArthur IF
9 Jake Eigsti IF
5 Jay Bresnahan IF
2 John Wagle IF
1 Jono Brooks IF
9 Matt Hagen IF
44 Patrick O'Sullivan IF
25 Garrett Bauer LHP
7 Bud Long OF
33 Derrick Walker OF
0 Doug Schutt OF
3 Jason James OF
8 Matt Sauls OF
30 Nick Johnson OF
16 Rich Austin OF
19 Rico Santana OF
4 Victor Buttler OF
18 Victor Diaz OF
19 Brett Durand P
0 Jimmy Johnson P
29 John Muller P
6 John Muller P
22 Jon Huizinga P
26 Kyle Ruwe P
30 Kyle Wright P
23 Mike McTamney P
34 Mike Wood P
24 Raymar Diaz P
14 Roger Lincoln P
27 Scott Roehl P
20 Tanner Watson P
28 Adam Kroft RHP
0 Bobby Mack RHP
22 Derek Roper RHP
33 Mike Marksbury RHP
29 Tyler Pearson RHP
10 Olmo Rosario SS
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