Jumbo Elliott (baseball)

James Thomas "Jumbo" Elliott (October 22, 1900 – January 7, 1970) was a professional baseball player. He was a left-handed pitcher, playing in the major leagues over parts of ten seasons (1923, 1925, 1927–1934) with the St. Louis Browns, Brooklyn Robins, Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Braves. He was the National League wins leader in 1931 with Philadelphia. For his major league career, he compiled a 63–74 record in 252 appearances, with a 4.24 ERA and 453 strikeouts.

He was born in St. Louis, Missouri. When he retired from baseball, he resided in Terre Haute, Indiana, the county seat of Vigo County. He first came to Terre Haute in 1922 as a pitcher for the Three-I League professional Class B minor league baseball team. Elliott was a long-time Deputy Sheriff in Vigo County and ran for Vigo County Sheriff as a Democrat in the 1968 election. His opponent was 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) Clyde Lovellette, then retired from an extraordinary college and professional basketball career. The campaign earned national notoriety because both candidates were such big men (Elliott was approximately 6 ft 5 in and 250 lb, or 1.96 m and 113 kg) and sports celebrities. Lovellette won the election.

Elliott died in Terre Haute at age 69.

Jumbo Elliott
Born: October 22, 1900
St. Louis, Missouri
Died: January 7, 1970 (aged 69)
Terre Haute, Indiana
Batted: Right Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 21, 1923, for the St. Louis Browns
Last MLB appearance
June 9, 1934, for the Boston Braves
MLB statistics
Win–loss record63–74
Earned run average4.24
Career highlights and awards

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James Elliott

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Jumbo Elliott (coach) (1915–1981), nickname of James Elliott, athletics coach

Jumbo Elliott (baseball) (1900–1970), professional baseball player

James Elliott (musician) (born 1976), American electronic musician, also known as Ateleia

James Elliot (politician) (1775–1839), Vermont Congressman

James Elliott, Jr., founder of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity in 1848

James Douglas Elliott (1859–1933), U.S. federal judge

James L. Elliot (1943–2011), Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor of Physics and Planetary Science

Sir James Sands Elliott (1880–1959), New Zealand doctor, editor, medical administrator and writer

James T. Elliott (1823–1875), U.S. Representative from Arkansas

James William Elliott (1833–1915), English collector of nursery rhymes

Jim Eliot, English musician and member of the band Kish Mauve

Jim Elliot (1927–1956), Christian missionary to Ecuador

Jim Elliott (born 1942), American politician

Jimmy Elliott (1838–1883), Irish-American boxer

Jimmy Elliott (footballer) (1891–?), English footballer and manager

James Dudley Elliott, Australian judge

James Philip Elliott (1929–2008), British theoretical nuclear physicist

Jumbo Elliott

Jumbo Elliott may refer to:

Jumbo Elliott (coach) (James Elliott, 1915–1981), American track and field coach

Jumbo Elliott (American football) (John Stuart Elliott, born 1965), American football player

Jumbo Elliott (baseball) (James Thomas Elliott, 1900–1970), baseball pitcher

List of people from Terre Haute, Indiana

This is a list of the people born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with the city of Terre Haute, Indiana, and its surrounding metropolitan area.

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