Big Bill James (January 20, 1887 - May 25, 1942) was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball. From 1911 through 1919, he played for the Cleveland Indians (1911-1912), St. Louis Browns (1915), Detroit Tigers (1915-1919), Boston Red Sox (1919) and Chicago White Sox (1919). James was a switch hitter and threw right handed. He was born in Detroit, Michigan.
In an eight-season career, James posted a 65-71 record with 408 strikeouts and a 3.20 ERA in 1179.2 innings pitched.
James died in Venice, California, at age of 55.