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Old 06-27-2015, 08:42 PM
pariah1107
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EUREKA! I bit the bullet and went through the 824 matches for "Claxton" in 1932 on newspaperarchives.com. Rifled through info including some false leads on the USS Claxton, a secondbaseman/pitcher for Radford Grocers (Texas) named Jim Claxton (not him), a football player from University of Tennessee also named Jim Claxton, and a right guard from Ardsmore, Oklahoma named Claxton.

Jimmy Claxton played for at least five teams in 1932 alone (probably more*):
Cuban House of David
Cuban Stars (5-10-32, Sandusky Register)
Washington Pilots
Buffalo Colored Stars (8-15-32, Dunkirk Evening Observer)
Nebraska Indians (8-22-32, Moorhead Daily News & 8-25-32, Brainerd Daily Dispatch)
* Sometime in 1931 or 1932 according to his 1964 interview he also played for Good Thunder, Minnesota and Eureka, South Dakota but I cannot find record of it.

Talk about free agency He played right, center, first base, and pitched.

Updated career Batting Average: 273 hits / 781 at-bats, .349 lifetime batting average

1915 Portland Giants; 2/11
1915 Sellwood Dingbats; 3/5
1919 Shasta Limiteds; 11/36
1920 Shasta Limiteds; 2/6
1923 Mukilteo Lighthouse Keepers; 18/52
1924 Tacoma Longshoremen; 18/79
1926 Roslyn Yippers; 17/46
1927 Roslyn Yippers; 15/57
1928 Cle Elum-Roslyn Miners; 23/66
1929 Roslyn Yippers; 36/54
1930 Roslyn Yippers; 8/26
1931 Roslyn Yippers; 4/11
1931 Gilkerson Union Giants; 3/20
1932 Washington Pilots; 1/1
1932 Buffalo Colored Stars; 0/3
1932 Nebraska Indians; 5/10
1933 Scott Motors of Reno; 19/60
1934 Scott Motors of Reno; 22/65
1935 Scott Motors of Reno; 16/48
1936 Verdi; 21/47
1936 Reno Garage; 1/1
1936 Western Nevada League All-Stars; 0/4
1937 Verdi; 9/29
1938 Reno Brewery; 13/28
1939 Cuban House of David; 1/8
1940 Dixie Club; 3/4
1940 Verdi Ramblers 2/4

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