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jim romano, 1990 target dodgers #1056, dodgers

Player: Romano, Jim

Card: 1990 Target Dodgers #1056

Position: RHP

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James King Romano (b. April 6, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY – d. September 12, 1990 in NYC) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he pitched in three games for the Brooklyn Dodgers during the 1950 baseball season. His pro career, including MiLB, spanned from 1947 to 1952. He died at age 63 in New York City.

Jim was one of many young pitchers given pitching time by the Brooklyn Dodgers and manager Burt Shotton in 1950. Romano was 23, and other young pitchers included Billy Loes, 20, Joe Landrum, 21, Erv Palica, 22, Carl Erskine, 23, Chris Van Cuyk, 23, Clem Labine, 23, Don Newcombe, 24, and Ralph Branca, 24. And yet it was not a bad team - the Dodgers finished 2nd that year, with 89 victories.

(excerpted from Baseball Almanac, BR Bullpen & Wikipedia)


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