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Jimmy Piersall (1929–2017)

Two-time All-Star Jimmy Piersall was an artist with the glove in his 17-year career in the American League, mostly as a center fielder. An outstanding high school athlete in baseball and basketball, the 18-year-old Piersall was signed as a free agent by the Boston Red Sox. After two seasons in the minors, he came up to the parent club for a cup of... See full bio »

Died:

(age 87) in Wheaton, Illinois, USA

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Known For

Fear Strikes Out
(1957)
Julia
Julia Chick Shickle
(1968)
The Lucy Show
The Lucy Show Jimmy Piersall
(1965)
The Ed Sullivan Show
(1957)

Filmography

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 1968 Julia (TV Series)
Chick Shickle
- The Champ Is No Chump (1968) ... Chick Shickle (as Jim Piersall)
 1965 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Jimmy Piersall
- Lucy at Marineland (1965) ... Jimmy Piersall
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 1957 Fear Strikes Out (based on the story by - as James A. Piersall)
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 2004 ESPN 25: Who's #1? (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- Most Outrageous Characters (2004) ... Himself
 2000 ESPN SportsCentury (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- Jimmy Piersall (2000) ... Himself
 1997 Sports on the Silver Screen (TV Movie documentary)
Himself (uncredited)
 1992 The 50 Greatest Home Runs in Baseball History (Video documentary)
Himself
 1982-1985 Late Night with David Letterman (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 15 April 1985 (1985) ... Himself
- Episode dated 28 June 1983 (1983) ... Himself
- Episode dated 6 May 1982 (1982) ... Himself
 1967-1968 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #2.174 (1968) ... Himself
- Episode #1.44 (1967) ... Himself
 1967 First Annual All-Star Celebrity Softball Game (TV Special)
Himself - All-Star (as Jim Piersall)
 1967 The Hollywood Palace (TV Series)
Himself - Baseball Player / Singer
- Episode #4.28 (1967) ... Himself - Baseball Player / Singer
 1964-1965 That Regis Philbin Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #1.50 (1965) ... Himself
- Episode #1.26 (1964) ... Himself
 1962-1963 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Episode #2.129 (1963) ... Himself - Guest
- Episode #1.47 (1962) ... Himself - Guest
 1962 The Merv Griffin Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #1.62 (1962) ... Himself
- Episode #1.42 (1962) ... Himself
- Episode #1.2 (1962) ... Himself
 1960-1962 The Jack Paar Tonight Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #5.88 (1962) ... Himself
- Episode #4.22 (1960) ... Himself
 1957 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #10.31 (1957) ... Himself
 1957 What's My Line? (TV Series)
Himself - Mystery Guest
- Episode dated 28 April 1957 (1957) ... Himself - Mystery Guest
 1956 1956 MLB All-Star Game (TV Special)
Himself - AL Outfielder
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 2001 Boston Red Sox: 100 Years of Baseball History (Video documentary)
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

James A. Piersall | Jim Piersall

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Star Sign:

Scorpio

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