Jim-Rivera-Obituary

Jim Rivera

Jul 22, 1921 – Nov 13, 2017 (Age 96)

Obituary

CHICAGO (AP) — "Jungle Jim" Rivera, an outfielder on the 1959 "Go-Go" White Sox pennant-winning team, has died, according to the Associated Press. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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My heartfelt condolences and prayers for the Rivera family. May God grant solace during this most challenging time. With Love & Prayers

Jim was my baseball idol and model growing up, and throughout my life. What a lucky kid I was to have Jim care about a kid he originally did not know. I saw him many times at games at Comiskey Park, he always took the time to invite me to the locker room before games, gave me autographed balls of the team, sat me in the dugout, got me tickets for the first game of the 1959 World Series, always got me special tickets to sit in the photo cages at the park, and even took me to the Yankees...

My heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family of Jim Rivera. Psalms 90: 10 shows how he lived a long life of special mightiness from God. Keep his many memories close in your hearts and minds and cherish them forever. May the comfort of God be with you all during this time of grief.

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Sending my deepest condolences to the family. May you take comfort in knowing that your loved one is at peace. Ecclesiastes 9:5.

My child hood idol, Jim took me under his wing as a kid. He made a special effort to see me at every game at Comiskey Park I attended, he sent me autographed balls of the team, he sat me in the dugout, and wrote letters, sometimes by his then wife Phyllis who also was an amazing friend. I followed his career, ate at Captains Cabin and often reflected how lucky I was that he cared. I fondly remember the New Years Eve parties where many of the ex White Sox would attend among them Minnie...

Rest in Peace

To The Family Of Jim Rivera
My condolences to the family on the loss of your dear beloved. May the God of all comfort,comfort you and grant you peace now and in the days ahead.

I am so sorry for the family's loss. Jim Rivera's name is synonymous with the White Sox baseball team. Unfortunately, he could not live forever at this time, but this opportunity is open for the future when God, the Creator, purposes to restore Jim Rivera and others to a life here on earth.