Jim Fanning Stats

Jim Fanning was born on Wednesday, September 14, 1927, in Chicago, Illinois. Fanning was 26 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 11, 1954, with the Chicago Cubs. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Jim Fanning baseball stats page.

Jim Fanning

Jim Fanning Autograph on a 1985 Topps Baseball Card (#759 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1985top06' title='1985 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Jim Fanning Autograph on a 1985 Topps Baseball Card (#759 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
William James Fanning
Nickname:
Jim
Born On:
09-14-1927  (Virgo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Chicago, Illinois
Year of Death Data Died On:
04-25-2015 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
London, Ontario, Canada
Cemetery:
Cremated
High School:
Moneta High School (Moneta, IA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
180
First Game:
09-11-1954 (Age 26)
Last Game:
09-29-1957
Draft:
Not Applicable
Jim Fanning

Jim Fanning Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Jim Fanning

Jim Fanning Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1954 27 Cubs 11 38 2 7 0 0 0 0 1 1 - 7 0 0 0 4 .184 .205 .184
1955 28 Cubs 5 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 .000 .091 .000
1956 29 Cubs 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250
1957 30 Cubs 47 89 3 16 2 0 0 0 4 4 1 17 1 0 1 3 .180 .223 .202
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
4 Years 64 141 5 24 2 0 0 0 5 6 1 26 1 0 1 9 .170 .209 .184
Jim Fanning

Jim Fanning Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1954 Cubs C 11 11 298 46 4.2 46 40 6 0 0 1 4 3 1.000 4.17
1955 Cubs C 5 4 99 32 6.4 32 30 2 0 0 2 1 2 1.000 8.73
1956 Cubs C 1 1 24 10 10.0 8 5 3 2 1 0 1 1 .800 9.00
1957 Cubs C 35 22 646 155 4.4 152 138 14 3 4 5 8 10 .981 6.35
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
C Totals 52 38 1,067 243 4.7 238 213 25 5 5 8 14 16 .979 6.02
4 Years 52 38 1,067 243 4.7 238 213 25 5 5 8 14 16 .979 6.02
Jim Fanning

Jim Fanning Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1954 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.4 38.0 - - -
1955 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.0 0.0 - - -
1956 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
1957 Cubs 0 0 .000 13 1 n/a 0.0 5.2 22.3 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
4 Years 0 0 .000 13 1 n/a 0.0 5.4 28.2 - - -
Jim Fanning

Jim Fanning Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1954 Chicago Cubs 48 Undetermined - -
1955 Chicago Cubs 1 Undetermined - -
1956 Chicago Cubs 1 Undetermined - -
1957 Chicago Cubs 1 Undetermined - -


Jim Fanning grew up in Iowa, played catcher in Chicago, and after hanging up his tools of ignorance, he spent sixty-plus years in professional baseball, playing such a pivotal role in the Montreal Expos franchise, the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inducted him in 2000:

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Biography ( Source )

Serving as a player, manager, executive and community ambassador, Jim Fanning has spent over 60 years in professional baseball. The Chicago Cubs signed him as a catcher in 1949 and he played 64 games over four seasons, before pursuing a managing career. After managerial stops in Tulsa, Dallas, Eau Claire and Greenville, fellow Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer, John McHale, hired him as a special assignment scout for the Milwaukee Braves in 1963. The following year Fanning was promoted to assistant general manager, a post he would hold until 1967.

By this time, Fanning’s scouting skills had impressed many, including those in Major League Baseball’s head office, and in 1968, he was hired to be the first scouting director of Major League Baseball’s Scouting Bureau. But Fanning’s tenure at that position would be a short one. In August 1968, he was named the first general manager of the Montreal Expos.

In his 25-year tenure with the Expos, Fanning helped build the franchise from scratch and served in several different capacities, including vice-president, scout and even two stints as the field manager (1981-82, 1984). When Fanning took over as the field boss in 1981, he had drafted or helped develop the skills of 21 players on the roster. The respected baseball man would guide the Expos to their first and only playoff berth in 1981, leading the team to within one win of advancing to the World Series. In his quarter century with the Expos, he established himself as one of baseball’s best talent evaluators, counting Larry Walker, Andres Galarraga and Randy Johnson among the players he signed. After leaving the Expos in 1993, he was hired as a special assignment scout with the Colorado Rockies. He’s currently employed as an ambassador of amateur baseball with the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Last-Modified: July 13, 2019 3:16 PM EST

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