Monday, April 1, 2019

RIP - Jim Holt

Jim Holt, an outfielder for the Twins and Athletics from 1968-1976, passed away on March 29, 2019 at age 74.

After serving in Vietnam, Holt played for the Twins for parts of '68, '69, '72, and '74, and all of 1970-71 and 1973. He was a starting outfielder in '71 and '73.

Holt was traded to the Athletics in August 1974, and played the rest of that season and 1975 for the A's, including appearing in the 1974 World Series.

He played most of 1976 in the minors, only appearing in 4 games for Oakland, then played in Mexico during 1977.

Minneapolis Star Tribune obituary


Old Cards said...

Didn't know he was a Vietnam vet. Noticed you posted this 1972 Topps under 1960s baseball.

Jim from Downingtown said...

Yes, but he played some in the 1960s, so he qualifies for this blog. (I don't think he had a card until 1971.)

Old Cards said...

Yep. Started in 1968. You made me look. Maybe WTHB or CTNW will make a 1968 card for him.

Jim from Downingtown said...

Also, that's just a GREAT card!