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April 23, 1900, Oglesby, Illinois
James Leroy Bottomley was born in Oglesby, Illinois and grew up
in Nokomis, Illinois. Nicknamed "Sunny Jim", he was a
left-handed Major League Baseball player.
He also served as player-manager for the St. Louis Browns in 1937.
Death: December 11, 1959 (age 59), St. Louis, Missouri
After his career ended, Bottomley moved to near Bourbon, Missouri,
where he raised Hereford cattle.
Cause of death: Heart attack.
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