CLEVELAND - Former MLB pitcher Jim Poole spent four seasons with the Cleveland Indians, posting a record of 8-3 with a 3.81 ERA, in an era many call the "glory days" of the Indians, the mid-90s run.
Jim Poole retired after the 2000 season at 34 years old. He spent 11 seasons in the MLB with eight teams, mainly the Indians, Orioles, and Giants. He managed his money so well that he sometimes worked as a wealth management advisor to other professional ballplayers.
Jim was diagnosed with ALS on June 15th, 2021. Poole is the third person who had a significant MLB career to be diagnosed with ALS. The others are Hall of Famers Lou Gehrig and Jim "Catfish" Hunter.
Below is a video of Jim speaking about the challenges of ALS.
On February 24th, the Jim Poole Invitational Charity Golf Tournament will take place in Mesa, Arizona.
You can see more details about the Golf Tournament below.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the ALS Cure Project. You can read more about them here.
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