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James Norman Riley (May 25, 1895 – May 25, 1969) was a Canadian professional ice hockey and baseball player.

Jim Riley
Riley Seametro (cropped).jpg
Second baseman
Born: (1895-05-25)May 25, 1895
Bayfield, New Brunswick
Died: May 25, 1969(1969-05-25) (aged 74)
Seguin, Texas
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 3, 1921, for the St. Louis Browns
Last MLB appearance
October 7, 1923, for the Washington Senators
MLB statistics
Batting average.000
At bats14
Runs scored1

Playing careerEdit

Born in Bayfield, New Brunswick, Riley played 17 games in the National Hockey League and 90 games in the Pacific Coast Hockey Association, as a member of the Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Cougars, and Seattle Metropolitans. He won the Stanley Cup with Seattle in 1917. In 1922–23, he was named a PCHA First Team All-Star.

In addition, Riley played professional baseball for 12 seasons, from 1921 to 1932, mostly in the minor leagues. He started his career as a second baseman, and played in four games at that position for the 1921 St. Louis Browns of the American League, thus becoming the only athlete in sports history to play both Major League Baseball and in the National Hockey League.[1] After that season, he switched permanently to first base, and returned to the major leagues with the 1923 Washington Senators, playing two games with them, before resuming his career in the minors.

Riley died in Seguin, Texas, the day of his 74th birthday.


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