CHICAGO – One other member of the one of many White Sox most celebrated groups handed away on Tuesday.
The workforce introduced that outfielder Jim Rivera died at his house in Fort Wayne, Indiana on the age of ninety six. Rivera was a member of the White Sox from 1952-1961 whereas additionally spending elements of a yr with the St. Louis Browns and the Kansas Metropolis Athletics.
“Jim was a key member of the Go-Go White Sox groups of the Nineteen Fifties, teaming with fellow outfielders Minnie Minoso, Jim Landis and others. It was superb to see the friendship and comradery amongst these males every time they gathered collectively at a Sox recreation, even when it was many years after they final performed collectively,” stated the workforce in a press release launched on Tuesday. “We think about they’re having fairly a clubhouse assembly as we speak.
“We prolong our condolences to Nancy Rivera and the whole Rivera household at his passing.”
Nicknamed “Jungle Jim” for his type of play and character, Rivera led the American League with sixteen triples in 1953 and stolen bases in 1955 with 25. For his White Sox profession, he had 50 triples, 146 stolen bases, to go together with seventy seven house runs and a .257 batting common in 1,010 video games.
In the course of the 1959 World Collection, Rivera made three begins in proper area towards the Dodgers.