James Charles "Jimmy" Walsh

Inducted in 1997

  • Born in Ireland. Immigrated to Syracuse at age six.
  • Began baseball career with St. Cecilia’s and Seymours in Syracuse.
  • Pro career started in Lyons of Empire State League.
  • 1914: Made the majors. Played for Connie Mack’s Philadelphia A’s. Played in World Series, batted .333.
  • Fleet-footed Jimmy Walsh once teamed with Eddie Collins to work two double-squeeze plays in one game. As Collins placed bunts beyond pitcher Walter Johnson, Walsh came in from second on the heels of the A's runner from third
  • 1916-1917: Played for Red Sox, earned World Series ring,
  • 1918: Military service
  • 1919-1926: Played on many International League teams – Newark, Jersey City, Buffalo, Toronto and Syracuse
  • 1925-1926: Played for Buffalo Bisons. Had 31-game hitting streak. Won league batting title both years
  • 1958: Inducted into International League Hall of Fame. Lifetime batting average of .316.
  • 1990: Inducted posthumously into Buffalo Bisons Hall of Fame.
  • Career: Played in 1941 International League games. Possibly a league record. Coached for the Syracuse Chiefs
  • 1962: Died following heart attack on golf course. Buried in Syracuse
  • 2002: Inducted into the Syracuse Baseball Wall of Fame
  • Note: Jimmy is the uncle of former Syracuse mayor William Walsh and great-uncle of Congressman James T Walsh