Jim Sundberg Speaker Profile
The First to Win Six American League Gold Gloves
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Jim Sundberg Biography
Born on May 18, 1951 Jim Sundberg is a former professional baseball catcher known for being one of the best defensive catchers of his era. He was the first catcher to win six American League Gold Gloves.
His major league baseball career lasted for sixteen years. It started in 1973 when he was drafted by Texas Rangers in the 1st round of the secondary free agent draft. The following year, he made the rare jump from Class A level baseball to the major leagues with the Rangers. He was selected to be a reserve in the 1974 All-Star Game and finished fourth in the Rookie of the Year balloting. In 1975, he became the first American League catcher to have more than 100 assists in a season since the end of the Second World War. He established himself as one of the top defensive catchers in the American League by winning six consecutive Gold Glove Awards from 1976 to 1981. His 1976 Gold Glove was the first by any Rangers player. In 1983, he was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers. He played for Brewers for one season before he was traded to the Kansas City Royals. The team went on to win the 1985 World Series. He was traded to the Chicago Cubs in 1987, before signing back with Texas where he ended his career at the end of the 1989 season. Galesburg High School has named their main baseball field after him. In 2008, he is employed by the Texas Rangers as Senior Executive Vice-President of Public Relations.
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Posted on 9 October 2014 | 2:01 pm
During Jim Sundberg's 16 year Major League career he was regarded as one of baseball's best and most respected leaders. As a catcher he was the field chief behind the plate, and his teammates fed off of his calm and confident demeanor during games and in the locker room. With this reputation in mind, Cleary University tapped Sundberg to speak about leadership dynamics, team concepts...[Read More]
Posted on 14 February 2014 | 8:15 pm
Trinity Christian Academy in Willow Park, Texas will be hosting it's biennial auction with the theme of "League of Our Own - Baseball, Apple Pie & TCA", and the guest speaker at the event will be Texas Rangers catching legend Jim Sundberg. Sundberg, the current senior executive vice president of the Texas Rangers played 12 of his 16 major league seasons with the Rangers and won six...[Read More]
Former Rangers' Catcher Jim Sundberg to be Featured Speaker at Claremore Field of Dreams Baseball Banquet
Posted on 29 December 2012 | 12:44 am
Former Texas Rangers' catch Jim Sundberg was a three-time All-Star who spent the majority of his 16-year MLB career with the team and is widely considered one of the best defensive catchers of his era. Sundberg will be speaking at the eighth annual Claremore Field of Dreams Baseball Banquet on Monday, January 14, 2013 at Rogers State’s Centennial Center in Claremore, Oklahoma....[Read More]
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