Jeffrey Lynn James (September 29, 1941 – May 7, 2006), nicknamed "Jesse", was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) player, a right-handed pitcher who appeared in 35 games from 1968–1969 for the Philadelphia Phillies. He won six games, including one shutout vs. the Chicago Cubs on July 17, 1968
A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, James graduated from Indianapolis Washington, where he was named to the "All-Time Washington High baseball team", he then attended Indiana State University, lettering in baseball in 1959.
James had three children, two from his first marriage to Linda Donnelly. Kimberly Lynne was born in 1966 and Kelly Lynne was born in 1968. Jeff Jr., his third child, was born during his second marriage. James died of lung cancer in 2006.