Jim Tabor (November 5, 1916 - August 22, 1953), also nicknamed "Rawhide", was a Major League Baseball third baseman who played for the Boston Red Sox (1938-44) and Philadelphia Phillies (1946-47). Tabor was born in New Hope, Alabama. He batted and threw right-handed.
Tabor came to the Red Sox late in the 1938 season and hit .316 (18-for-57) in 19 games. The next year he was the regular third baseman. He appeared in 149 games and had a .280 batting average, highest of his majors career, with 14 home runs and 95 runs batted in.
In 1940 Tabor collected a career-high 21 home runs with 81 RBI, with 16 homers and a career-high 101 RBI in 1941. He remained with Boston until the 1944 campaign when he went into the Army. He was discharged in 1946 and then was sold to the Phillies. After two years in Philadelphia, Tabor was sent to the minor leagues.
Tabor was a career .270 hitter with 104 home runs and 598 RBI in 1005 games. His last active seasons were spent with Los Angeles, Sacramento and Portland in the Pacific Coast League until his retirement in 1952.
Tabor died in Sacramento, California, at age of 36.
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