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Proof that Regular Jim Traber played Major League Baseball…

11:00 AM EST on November 18, 2009


If you've ever listened to Regular Jim Traber on the radio, you're probably aware that he was once a Major League Baseball player for the Baltimore Orioles.  You'd be aware of this because Regular Jim Traber mentions it in nearly every conversation he has on the Sports Animal.  Here are some examples:

Caller: What did you think about the poor officiating in the OU game?
Traber: When I played in the big leagues, I learned that officials are a joke.

Al: Jim.  Who will win the AFC West?
Traber: If it wasn't for Eddie Murray, I would have been a star!   Do you agree with me Al?

Do you think Russell Westbrook can be a point guard?
Traber: No, I don't.  The reason for this is because I'm stubborn and decided to make the rash decision early on in Westbrook's career that he couldn't play the point, and although my decisions was wrong and clearly shows my lack of NBA knowledge, I have too big of an ego to change my mind or admit I was wrong.

Okay, so maybe he doesn't mention his MLB service in every conversation, but it sure does seem like it.  I think one reason for this is that other than a few baseball cards and a sponsored baseball reference page, there is very little evidence that Trabes played in the majors.  Therefore, he feels the need to remind us about it all the time.

Fortunately, though, we have got a surprise for you.  Through the Ogle mole network, we have discovered a couple of totally real items that proves Jim Traber played Major League Baseball.  Maybe this will get him to shut up about it.  Check them out after the jump.

Jim Traber is referenced in the Micheal Keaton movie "Dream Team."

I've heard rumors about this clip, but it's great to know that it's finally been uploaded to YouTube.  When you think about it, being name dropped in this movie is probably the highlight of Jim's career.  Unless you consider drinking beers with Cal Ripken in your underwear a career highlight.


JimTraber RBI Baseball

Jim Traber made the Baltimore Orioles roster in RBI Baseball 2.

I'm not sure what's more amazing:

"¢  You can actually play this game in your internet browser, bring Nintendo Jim from off the bench, and have him go up against a true big leaguers like Roger Clemons or Danny Jackson.

"¢  Some kid in 1989 probably brought Nintendo Jim off the bench as a pinch hitting lefty "” for the starting First Baseman Randy Milligan "” and then promptly struck out.

"¢ Nintendo Jim is very skinny.


Anyway, there you have it.  100% proof that Jim Traber played in the majors.  Now lets hope he'll finally shut up about it!

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