Poole pitched for 11 seasons in the majors, breaking in with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1990 and finishing with the Montreal Expos in 2000. In between, he pitched for the Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies and Detroit Tigers. In 431 games, Poole went 22-12 with a 4.31 ERA and four saves. He had what was arguably his best year while pitching for Baltimore in 1993. He appeared in 55 games that season and posted a 2.15 ERA.
As noted, Poole pitched for Cleveland in the 1995 World Series against the Atlanta Braves. He appeared in two games and took the loss in the decisive Game 6 after giving up a home run to Dave Justice to lead off the bottom of the sixth inning. The Braves won the game 1-0 and the series 4-2.
Poole was the last Oriole pitcher to get a win in Memorial Stadium.
Jim Poole – career stats