Jim Dwyer (baseball)
Coach Dwyer signing autographs for Miracle fans
Born: January 3, 1950|
Evergreen Park, Illinois
|June 10, 1973 for the St. Louis Cardinals|
Last MLB appearance
|June 21, 1990 for the Minnesota Twins|
|Runs batted in||349|
Career highlights and awards
James Edward Dwyer (born June 3, 1950) is a former outfielder who enjoyed an eighteen-year major league career for seven different teams between 1973 and 1990. Listed at 5' 10", 165 lb., he batted and threw left-handed.
- REDIRECT Template:Baseball year draft out of Southern Illinois University, he wasted little time in the minor leagues, debuting in the majors in 1973 with the Cardinals. Midway through the
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- REDIRECT Template:Baseball year season he hit a career-high 15 home runs in 241 at-bats. From 1988-90 Dwyer was technically on five teams, playing with Baltimore (1988[start]) and Montreal (1989 [end]), but he did have three separate stints with Minnesota (1988[end]-1989 [start]; 1990).
For his career, Dwyer was a .260 hitter (719-for-2761) with 77 home runs and 349 RBI in 1328 games, including 409 runs, 115 doubles, 17 triples, 26 stolen bases, and a .353 on-base percentage. In four postseason games he hit .333 (4-for-12), including one home run, two doubles, four runs, and one RBI . He also collected a career 103 pinch-hits. He also played from
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Dwyer, who was one of the most extreme platoon players of the 1980s, started just 11 games in July 1983, playing a complete game just four times that month. He hit .452 in just 48 at-bats, ranking fifth for the Best Month Performance in the all-time list behind Larry Walker (.528 in 68 AB, September 1998 and .513 in 49 AB, September 1999), Jim Rice (.525 in 66 AB, September 1985) and Sean Berry (.524 in 49 AB, August 1998).
Coaching career 
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- "Fort Myers Miracle". Retrieved 2008-07-20.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Baseball Prospectus
- BR Bullpen