Jim Mattox (baseball)

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Jim Mattox
Catcher/Pinch hitter
Born: (1896-12-17)December 17, 1896
Leesville, Virginia
Died: October 12, 1973(1973-10-12) (aged 76)
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 30, 1922, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1923, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
Batting average.253
Home runs0
Runs batted in4

James Powell Mattox (December 17, 1896 – October 12, 1973) was an American professional baseball player. He played as a catcher in Major League Baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1922 and 1923.

His brother, Cloy Mattox, played in three games for the Philadelphia Athletics in 1929. Another brother, Marv Mattox, was a teammate in college.

James played college football for the Washington & Lee Generals.

Washington & Lee University[edit]

Mattox was a prominent quarterback for the Washington & Lee Generals football team of Washington & Lee University.


He was selected All-Southern.[1] He made the field goal to upset Georgia Tech.[2]

Pittsburgh Pirates[edit]

Mattox was a catcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1922 to 1923.[3][4] He was then sold to the Wichita Falls club.[5]


  1. ^ "All-Southern Elevens". Spalding Football Guide. 1920. pp. 41, 69, 27, 67.
  2. ^ "Calyx". 1920.
  3. ^ "Jimmy Mattox Reinstated By Judge Landis". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. January 11, 1928.
  4. ^ Ernest J. Lanigan. Baseball Cyclopedia. p. 296.
  5. ^ Charles J. Doyle (December 19, 1923). "Athlete May Kill 2 Birds On Minor Job". The Gazette Times.

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