"James Thomas Mahoney " is a former Major League Baseball shortstop. He was signed by the Philadelphia Phillies before the 1953 season and played for the Boston Red Sox (1959), the Texas Rangers (baseball)/Washington Senators (1961), Cleveland Indians (1962), and Houston Astros (1965).

Mahoney was the first player to appear as a pinch runner in modern Texas Rangers (baseball)/Washington Senators history. On April 10, 1961, in the bottom of the ninth inning, he entered the game for second baseman Danny O'Connell, who had singled with one out. He reached second on an R. C. Stevens grounder to third, but did not score, as the next batter made the third out. The Senators lost to the Chicago White Sox, 4-3.

Other career highlights include:

*one 3-hit game...three single (baseball)/singles and two Run (baseball)/runs scored in a 9-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers (May 11, 1961)

*a home run vs. the New York Yankees in front of 70,918 fans at Cleveland Stadium (June 17, 1962)

*hit a combined .381 (8-for-21) against All-Stars Eddie Fisher (baseball)/Eddie Fisher, Mike Fornieles, Mudcat Grant, and Dave Stenhouse

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