James Baldwin
Born: (1971-07-15) July 15, 1971 (age 51)
Southern Pines, North Carolina, U.S.
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 30, 1995, for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 2005, for the Baltimore Orioles
MLB statistics
Win–loss record79–74
Earned run average5.01
Career highlights and awards

James J. Baldwin, Jr. (born July 15, 1971) is an American former professional baseball pitcher with the Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle Mariners, Minnesota Twins, New York Mets, Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball (MLB). Baldwin batted and threw right-handed.


Playing career

Drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the fourth round of the 1990 MLB draft, Baldwin made his MLB debut on April 30, 1995, for the White Sox. In spring training of that same season, Baldwin was the first pitcher to face Michael Jordan, in an intrasquad game in spring training.[1] In 2000, Baldwin made the Major League Baseball All-Star Game as a member of the White Sox. He pitched the third inning of that game, giving up Chipper Jones' second hit of the game, that being the only home run of the night, which ignited a short-lived National League comeback. On January 24, 2006, Baldwin signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, but was released on April 22.[2]

Coaching career

Baldwin served as the pitching coach for the baseball team at Pinecrest High School in Southern Pines, North Carolina. He joined the Cincinnati Reds organization and served as a rehabilitation coach at their Arizona complex from 2016 through 2019.[3] He was named the pitching coach for the Louisville Bats prior to the 2020 season.[3]


His son, James Baldwin III, a center fielder from Pinecrest High School, was drafted in the fourth round and signed in 2010 by the Los Angeles Dodgers.[4]


  1. ^ "James Baldwin Minor League Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference.com. 1971-07-15. Retrieved 2010-12-07.
  2. ^ "James Baldwin Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2010-12-07.
  3. ^ a b Louisville Bats (November 14, 2019). "Reds Announce Louisville Coaching Staff". Retrieved November 23, 2019.
  4. ^ "James Baldwin III signs with Dodgers | Pinecrest High School Baseball". iHigh.com. Archived from the original on 2010-09-01. Retrieved 2010-12-07.