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Jim Tatum
Jim Tatum
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 504 of 1043 players
James Ray Tatum
Born: October 9, 1967 at Grossmont, Cal.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.02 Weight: 200

Jim Tatum was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on January 8, 2011.

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First Mets game: March 31, 1998
Last Mets game: June 11, 1998

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February 5, 2002
I remember he hit a game-winning homer in the punchless weeks before the Piazza trade, making the cover of the Post and Daily News the next day. Decent reserve player, but then he mouthed off at his lack of playing time, and that was that.

June 25, 2002
Jim was a solid player who in 98 with the Mets was their best player in a 4-week span. He played hurt after tearing the cartlidge in his knee in Chicago and was screwed over by GM Steve Phillips In July of 1998. Jim hit the game winning homer against Houston off Doug Henry and broke up Mike Hampton's 28-inning scoreless streak the next Day with a home run and a single. Jim also appeared on the Rosie O'Donnell show teaching kids how to spit. That was funny!

Jacob Maglio
August 16, 2002
Hey guys, Jimmy's still playing! According to Baseball, he's a first baseman in the Colorado Rockies organization. Just goes to show ya that anybody you've never heard of in a while may resurface someday. Just look at Tony Tarasco.

Gregory Gewirtz
January 27, 2003
Steve Phillips accused Tatum of exaggerating his knee injury, to which Tatum responded publicly something to the effect of "Phillips was just revealed as having an extra-marital affair, and he's as dirty as anyone, so he shouldn't be accusing me of lying."

That was all for Tatum as a Met.

MLB Insider
November 16, 2003
Tatum was a good player just never got the chance to prove his worth at the Major League level. Seemed to be a guy who took no crap and would stand up for what he believed in. I enjoyed his play the little time he was in NY.

January 4, 2004
Jim Tatum has a radio show and a website. I googled him and got the info there. His website is

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