James Charles Wasdell (May 15, 1914 – August 6, 1983) was an American professional baseball outfielder and first baseman. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1937 through 1947 for the Washington Senators, Brooklyn Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, and Cleveland Indians.

Jimmy Wasdell
Outfielder / First baseman
Born: (1914-05-15)May 15, 1914
Cleveland, Ohio
Died: August 6, 1983(1983-08-06) (aged 69)
New Port Richey, Florida
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 3, 1937, for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
April 18, 1947, for the Cleveland Indians
MLB statistics
Batting average.273
Home runs29
Runs batted in341

Wasdell helped the Dodgers win the 1941 National League Pennant (although they lost to the New York Yankees in the World Series).

In 11 seasons Wasdell played in 888 games and had 2,866 at bats, 339 runs, 782 hits, 109 doubles, 34 triples, 29 home runs, 341 runs batted in, 29 stolen bases, 243 walks, .273 batting average, .332 on-base percentage, .365 slugging percentage, 1,046 total bases and 39 sacrifice hits.

Wasdell died in New Port Richey, Florida at the age of 69.


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