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Happy birthday, Jim Mason

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Happy birthday to former Ranger (and Senator) infielder Jim Mason, who turns 58 today.

Mason was a shortstop who was sold to the Yanks by the Rangers after the 1973 season, played semi-regularly for the Yanks for a while, went to Toronto, then came back to Texas during the 1977 season with Steve Hargan in a deal that sent Roy Howell to the Blue Jays.

I have to assume Mason was a great defensive player, because he was unbelievably bad offensively.  He was a career .203/.259/.275 hitter, with a 54 OPS+ and a .199 EQA in 1700+ plate appearances.