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James Allen Saul (born November 24, 1939, at Bristol, Virginiamarker) is a longtime Americanmarker catcher, manager and coach in minor league baseball. The season marked Saul's 50th season in professional baseball, all but three of them at the minor-league level. In Major League Baseball, Saul coached for three seasons, with the Chicago Cubs (1975-76) and Oakland Athletics ( ).

Jim Saul attended East Tennessee State Universitymarker. As a player, he threw right-handed, batted left-handed, stood 6'3" (190.5 cm) tall and weighed 210 pounds (95 kg). His catching career consisted of 14 seasons (1959-72) in the farm systems of the St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Cubs, Cleveland Indians and California Angels. He was a journeyman who played for 19 different clubs over that span.

He began his managing career in the Angels' organization in , as skipper of the Salinas Packers of the Class A California League. Through , he managed for 22 seasons in the Angels, Cubs, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves organizations, including five seasons at the Double-A level. Saul's teams won 1,014 games and lost 1,090 (.482).

Saul has been coaching for Rookie-level farm teams since 2005. Since 2007, he has been a coach for the Bluefield Orioles, Baltimore's affiliate in the Appalachian League.


  • Douchant, Mike, and Marcin, Joe, eds. The Official 1976 Baseball Register. St. Louis: The Sporting News, 1976.

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