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James William "Ducky" Holmes


Posted By: Judy Wight Branson (email)
Date: 11/19/2011 at 11:51:23

James William "Ducky" Holmes (January 28, 1869 August 6, 1932) was an outfielder in Major League Baseball. He played ten seasons in the National League and American League with the Louisville Colonels (1895-97), New York Giants (1897), St. Louis Browns (1898), Baltimore Orioles (1898-99), Detroit Tigers (1901-02), Washington Senators (1903), and Chicago White Sox (1903-05). Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he batted left-handed and threw right-handed.

Holmes spent his first two seasons with the Colonels and played the next two seasons with four different clubs. After a season's absence, he returned to play in the American League's inaugural season in 1901. In 932 career games, Holmes batted .282 with 236 stolen bases and 1,014 hits.

Taken from "Wikipedia"

Note: Other records show he was bornin Madison County, Iowa, the son of Archibald and Eliza Jane (Middleton) Holmes. He is buried at the Hartman Cemetery, Madison County, Iowa along with other family members.


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