Jim Landis

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Landis in May 1962

James Henry Landis (March 9, 1934 – October 7, 2017) was an American professional baseball player. Landis played in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a center fielder on six teams from 1957 through 1967.

Landis was born in Fresno, California. He was raised in Richmond, California. Landis studied at Contra Costa College.

While playing eight seasons for the Chicago White Sox, he was an American League (AL) All-Star in 1962 and an AL Gold Glove Award winner five consecutive seasons. Landis also played for the Kansas City Athletics, the Cleveland Indians, the Detroit Tigers, the Houston Astros, and for the Boston Red Sox.

Landis died at his Napa, California home on October 7, 2017 at the age of 83.[1]

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  1. Chris Kuc (October 7, 2017). "Jim Landis, center fielder for Go-Go White Sox, dies at 83". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved October 7, 2017.

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