James spent 11 years in the majors, playing for the Milwaukee Brewers, Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees. He broke in with the Brewers in 1983 for an 11-game cup of coffee. He was back the next season and played in 128 games while hitting .295 and swiping 10 bases, making him the team’s rookie of the year. James was traded to the Atlanta Braves in 1987 and put together his best season, hitting .312 with 10 home runs and 80 runs scored. The Braves traded him to Cleveland for Oddibe McDowell in 1989. He spent two years with the Yankees, then played a season in Japan before returning to New York for two more years. James finished his career in 1996 with a .288 lifetime average and 32 home runs.
Dion James – career stats