- Baltimore Orioles 2006 - present
James Robert Johnson, called Jim, was born on June 27, 1983 in Johnson City, New York. He is a relief pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles.
He is 6’5”, weighs 230 pounds, and bats and throws right.
High School Jim was raised in Endicott, New York. He graduated from Union Endicott High School in 2001.
Minor leagues Jim was signed by Orioles scout Jim Howard right out of high school.
2001: Gulf Coast League Orioles. 2002- 2003: Bluefield Orioles 2004: Delmarva Shorebirds, and then Frederick Keys 2005: Frederick Keys, and then Bowie Baysox 2006: Bowie Baysox 2007: Norfolk Tides of the AAA International League.
Major Leagues Jim began the 2008 season in the Norfolk starting rotation, but was called up to the Orioles on April 12. Pitching middle and late relief, he ran up 18 consecutive scoreless innings before giving up a 10th inning run to Oakland on May 5.
Career Note Jim is referred to as Nails by the Orioles fanbase, because his appearance in the game “drives the nail into the coffin” of the opposing team.