Chris James (baseball)

Chris James
Born: (1962-10-04) October 4, 1962
Rusk, Texas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 23, 1986, for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 1995, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average .261
Home runs 90
Runs batted in 386

Donald Chris James (born October 4, 1962) is an American retired utility Major League Baseball player with a 10-year career from 1986 to 1995. A 1981 graduate Stratford High School,[1] he played for the Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants and Houston Astros all of the National League and the Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, Kansas City Royals and Boston Red Sox all of the American League. He played first base, third base, outfield and designated hitter. Chris James is the brother of former SMU and New England Patriots running back and former/ABC/ESPN/CBS college football analyst Craig James.

On May 4, 1991, James had 9 RBIs in a 20 to 6 win over the Oakland Athletics to set the single game RBI record for the Cleveland Indians.[2]


  1. 1993 Topps baseball card # 38
  2. Associated Press (May 5, 1991). "BASEBALL; Twins End Brewers' Streak at 4 As Starter's Sour Streak Ends, Too". New York Times.

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