James Madison Pearce
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Jim Pearce, who pitched in 30 games in his major league career, died on July 17, 2005 in Zebulon, N.C. He was 80.
Pearce made his major league debut with Washington on Sept. 8, 1949. In parts of five seasons in the major leagues, Pearce posted a 3-4 record and a 5.78 ERA in 85.2 innings pitched.
According to his obituary, his major-league and minor-league careers spanned 15 years and included stops in Canada, Cuba, Panama, South America and the United States.
He pitched for Washington (1949-1950, 1953) and Cincinnati (1954-1955). He pitched in a career-high 20 games in 1950 and posted a 2-1 record and a 6.04 ERA in 56.2 innings pitched.
Following his career in baseball, he worked with Westinghouse in Raleigh for 25 years as a metallurgist.