- Series: Pioneer Portraits II: 1875-1899
- City: Worcester
- Team: Grays (ATLA)
- League: Atlantic Association
James Joseph Stafford (1868-1923) was a versatile defensive player at OF, 2B and SS breaking into MLB in the Players’ League in 1890, then with the Giants, Colonels, Beaneaters and Senators from 1893-99. His one league championship was with Boston in ’98. Stafford’s brother John played for the Cleveland Spiders in 1893.
- Stafford’s career BA was .274
- Best output came in Louisville in 1897 when he had the NL’s 6th best HR total with 7