James Maxwell Mims
December 19, 1926
December 30, 2004
1947-48 Gadsden / Bessemer Whiz Kids (SPBL)
Mims was a Birmingham native who was a minor league pitcher in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system through the 1940's. In the off-season after 1947, he would play pro basketball with the Whiz Kids in the Southern Basketball League. He got as high as the Pirates' AAA team in Indianapolis in 1950, but never made the parent club.
Mims served during World War 2 at the end of the war.
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