Jordan won the Central League batting crown in 1928 and was the Sally League MVP
in 1930. Originally in the Cardinal chain, he was sold to the Dodgers and became
a much-used utility infielder.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»April 16, 1936:
With two runners on and two outs in the 9th inning, the Dodgers lead the Giants 6–5 when New York's Hank Lieber hits an easy fly to LF Freddie Lindstrom. But Dodger SS Jimmy Jordan crashes into Lindstrom and the ball bounces out of Jordan's glove. Both players lie dazed as two Giants' runners score to win 7–6.
»December 3, 1936: The Dodgers "sell" Frenchy Bordagaray, Dutch Leonard, and Jimmy Jordan to the Cardinals. The exchange is understood to be a continuation of the September 7th transaction, which brought the Dodgers Tom Winsett and Eddie Morgan from the Cards' AA farm team.