Bob James
Born: (1958-08-15) August 15, 1958 (age 65)
Glendale, California, U.S.
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 7, 1978, for the Montreal Expos
Last MLB appearance
October 2, 1987, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
Win–loss record24–26
Earned run average3.80

Robert Harvey James (born August 15, 1958), is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the major leagues primarily as a relief pitcher from 1978-1987.


James was the first round draft pick in 1976 by the Montreal Expos out of Verdugo Hills High School, where he had been converted from a catcher to a pitcher,[1] and joined the major league team in 1978 when he was just twenty years old.[2] In 1982 he was traded to the Detroit Tigers for a player to be named later, and was himself returned to the Expos as that player in 1983.[1] On December 7, 1984, James was traded to the Chicago White Sox for Vance Law. The following season, he saved 32 games for the White Sox, second in the American League behind Dan Quisenberry.[2] James pitched two more years for the White Sox before being released.


  1. ^ a b Resnick, Joe (June 20, 1985). "6-4, 230-Pound Bob James : A Heavy-Handed Ace in Chicago's Bullpen". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 25, 2021.
  2. ^ a b Bob James Statistics -