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James Harlan York (born August 27, 1947, in Maywood, California) is a former professional baseball pitcher. In his six-year Major League Baseball career, he played for the Kansas City Royals, the Houston Astros, and the New York Yankees.

Jim York
Born: (1947-08-27) August 27, 1947 (age 71)
Maywood, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 21, 1970, for the Kansas City Royals
Last MLB appearance
August 5, 1976, for the New York Yankees
MLB statistics
Win–loss record16-17
Earned run average3.79


Amateur careerEdit

York attended college at UCLA and played in the 1969 College World Series for the Bruins with Chris Chambliss.[1]

Professional careerEdit

In six years and 174 games, York posted a lifetime record of 16-17, 194 strikeouts and an ERA of 3.79. His best season statistically came with Kansas City in 1971, when he had career bests with 103 strikeouts, a 2.89 ERA, and a 5-5 record, and earned $12,500. As a batter, he got three hits in 40 at bats in his career. He hit one home run, also in the 1971 season, against Cleveland Indians pitcher Alan Foster.[2]

After being released by the Yankees in August 1976, York had a minor league stint with the Iowa Oaks in the Chicago White Sox organization. After not playing professionally in 1977, he retired in 1978.

His uniform numbers include 40, 42, and 43.


  1. ^ 2010 UCLA Baseball Media Guide, UCLA Athletic Department, 2010
  2. ^ Box score of game featuring York's home run

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