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Charlie Jamieson
Nickname(s): Chuck, Jamie, Hawk
1893-1969

OF-LHP 1915-32 Senators, A's, Indians

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Career 1779.303180
World Series 6.33301

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Jamieson was a late bloomer. He had been in the majors for four years before Cleveland manager Tris Speaker bamboozled Connie Mack into adding him to an already unbalanced 1919 trade in the Indians' favor. From 1920 to 1931, he owned left field at League Park. Jamieson started as a pitcher, and he took to the mound in five of his ML seasons. By the time he reached Cleveland, he was clearly a superbly athletic outfielder and a swift, hard-hitting leadoff man. He had nine full seasons over .300, including .359 in 1924. In 1923, he had a 23-game hitting streak and led the AL with 222 hits and 644 at-bats. Defensively, he made spectacular diving catches and powerful, accurate throws. In 1928 his 22 outfield assists were tops, and in a 17-day span he started two triple plays. Jamieson was a frequent MVP candidate, though never a winner. (ADS)
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
March 1, 1919: Connie Mack makes one of his biggest player mistakes, trading 3B Larry Gardner, OF Charlie Jamieson, and P Elmer Myers to Cleveland for OF Bobby "Braggo" Roth. Vet writer Ernest Lanigan predicts that Roth will lead the circuit in homers at Shibe, but Roth will be shipped on to Boston by midseason. Gardner will put in six more .300 years, and Jamieson will be a top leadoff man and .303 hitter for the next 14 years.

September 10, 1920: In the bottom of the first of an event-laden game, Grimes gives up hits to Charlie Jamieson, Bill Wambsganss, and Speaker. OF Elmer Smith then hits the first grand slam in World Series history, jumping on a Grimes spitter in the opening inning. In the 3rd, P Jim Bagby comes up with two on and crashes another Grimes delivery for a 3-run home run, the first ever by a pitcher in World Series play. Bagby is roughed for 13 hits, but he gets out of jams with the aid of three DPs and an unassisted triple play. In the 5th with Pete Kilduff on 2B and Otto Miller on 1B, relief pitcher Clarence Mitchell hits a line drive at SS Wambsganss, who steps on 2B and tags the off-and-running Miller before he can retreat. Cleveland dominates, 81.

September 27, 1920: The Indians continue on their warpath by topping the Browns, 84. Duster Mails wins his 6th straight and Tris Speaker breaks out of a slump by collecting two hits. He had been 1-for-19. Charlie Jamieson adds four hits.

October 10, 1920: In the bottom of the first of an event-laden game, Grimes gives up hits to Charlie Jamieson, Bill Wambsganss, and Speaker. OF Elmer Smith then hits the first grand slam in WS history. In the 3rd, P Jim Bagby comes up with 2 on and crashes another Grimes delivery for a 3-run HR, the first ever by a pitcher in WS play. Bagby is roughed for 13 hits, but he gets out of jams with the aid of 3 DPs and an unassisted triple play. In the 5th with Pete Kilduff on 2B and Otto Miller on 1B, relief pitcher Clarence Mitchell hits a line drive at SS Wambsganss, who steps on 2B and tags the off-and-running Miller before he can retreat. Cleveland dominates 8-1.

April 21, 1922: Detroit Tiger OF John Mohardt gets his only ML hit, a single against Cleveland's Charlie Jamieson, an outfielder who mops up in the Indian loss. Mohardt will play just five games in the major leagues, but the former Notre Dame football star will play with Red Grange and the NFL Bears in 1925.

May 31, 1927: Detroit 1B Johnny Neun pulls off the 2nd unassisted triple play in two days. It happens in the 9th against Cleveland to end the game when Neun catches Homer Summa's line drive, touches Charlie Jamieson in the baseline and runs to 2B where he tags the base Glenn Myatt has vacated. Detroit wins 10. Rip Collins escapes with the win.

May 23, 1928: Cleveland left fielder Charlie Jamieson starts a triple play against the White Sox in a 43 loss. Today's TP occurs when Bud Clancy is out on a short fly to Jamieson, who then throws out Johnny Mann, the runner on third who tries to score. The relay from C Ray Sewell to his brother Joe Sewell at 2B catches Ray Schalk off base, and he is tagged at 3B. Jamieson will start another triple play against the Yankees on June 9.

August 14, 1950: Before 60,120, the Indians turn back the Tigers, 32, in 10 innings, and reduce Detroit's first-place advantage to two 1/2 games. Al Rosen had tied the game in the ninth with a 2-out HR. RF Bob Kennedy helps the Tribe's cause by starting a triple play from the outfield, recalling Tribe LF Charlie Jamieson's two triple plays of 1928.