PLAYER PROFILE

JIMMY CLINTON

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Jimmy Clinton had a long, but often tumultuous pro career in basketball. After playing independent ball for five seasons, Clinton was signed by Poughkeepsie of the Hudson River League  in 1909. He averaged nine points a game. During the next year and a half, Clinton established himself as one of the best players in the HRL. When he left the league in the middle of the 1911-12 season to jump to the rival NYSL, it was a fatal blow to the HRL. Clinton played in Kingston for the next  two and half seasons, were he solidified his status as one of basketball biggest stars. Clinton was an intense, confrontational player who just as often was at odds with his teammates as his opponents. Clinton enjoyed the best years of his career playing for Paterson and Bridgeport in the Interstate and Connecticut State Leagues. He was a key member of Paterson’s 1915-16 league championship team which returned to the finals again the next season, but lost. Clinton remained in great demand as a player through the early, 1920s. In the first, frenzied years after Wor;ld War I, he was active on as many as seven or eight teams each season.  Clinton also was  one of the best semi-pro baseball pitchers of his  era (active 1907-1929). In 1959, he was elected to the semi-pro baseball Hall of Fame.

 

JIMMY CLINTON Height: 5:11 Weight: 160 College: None
James Clinton Born:  1886 Died: Hometown: New York, NY
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1903-04 Flushing 17th Separate Co. Indep
1904-05 Flushing 17th Separate Co. Indep
1905-06 Flushing 17th Separate Co. Indep
1906-07 Flushing 17th Separate Co. Indep
1907-08 Flushing 17th Separate Co. Indep
1908-09 Flushing 17th Separate Co. Indep
1909-10 Poughkeespie HRL 18 41 80 162 9.0
1909-10 Newburgh AS Indep
1910-11 Yonkers HRL 32 82 19 183 5.7
1911-12 Yonkers HRL 13 23 74 120 9.2
1911-12 CatskillKingston NYSL 24 47 18 112 4.7
1912-13 Kingston NYSL 47 120 76 316 6.7
1913-14 Kingston NYSL 39 90 54 234 6.0
1913-14 Trenton EBL 19 27 0 54 2.8
1913-14 Bridgeport Blue Ribbons Indep
1914-15 Cohoes NYSL 27 65 51 181 6.7
1914-15 Bridgeport Blue Ribbons Indep
1915-16 Hudson NYSL 5 10 10 30 6.0
1915-16 Paterson IBL 33 55 53 163 4.9
1915-16 Trenton EBL 6 8 0 1 16 2.7
1915-16 Bridgeport Blue Ribbons Indep 23 56 8 120 5.2
1916-17 BridgeportPaterson IBL 35 67 80 214 6.1
1917-18 Bridgeport CSL 18 28 31 87 4.8
1917-18 Carbondale PSL 3 5 3 13 4.3
1918-19 Bridgeport Blue Ribbons Indep
1919-20 Holyoke IL     3        1        0         2    0.7
1919-20 New York/Paterson IBL 10 18 16 52 5.2
1919-20 Pittston PSL 7 5 14 20 .700 4 24 3.4
1919-20 Bridgeport EBL 2 2 1 6 .167 3 5 2.5
1919-20 Pittsfield NYSL 1 3 1 7 7.0
1919-20 Ansonia Indep
1919-20 Danbury Indep
1919-20 Newark National Turners Indep
1920-21 Utica NYSL 20 38 41 117 5.9
1920-21 Paterson PSL 3 2 10 1 14 4.7
1920-21 Newark EBL 4 6 3 6 .500 1 15 3.8
1920-21 Norwalk CSL 2 3 5 11 5.5
1920-21 Easthampton IL 4 12 5 29 7.3
1921-22 KingstonGloversville NYSL 29 60 32 152 5.2
1921-22 Brooklyn Pros MBL 1 0 0 0 0 0.0
1921-22 HartfordEasthampton IL 3 8 3 19 6.3
1922-23 PatersonNY MacDowellBrooklyn Pros MBL 13 17 19 53 4.1
1922-23 SchenectadyTroy NYSL 26 43 46 132 5.1
1923-24 Utica NYSL 1 0 1 1 1.0
1923-24 Bridgport Blue Ribbons Indep
Major League Totals 448 886 746 2518 5.6
POST SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1915-16 Paterson IBL 3 1 4 6 2.0
1915-16 Paterson WS 4 4 1 9 2.3
1916-17 Paterson IBL 2 5 4 14 7.0
Major League Totals 9 10 9 29 3.2

 

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