James Holmes is known as a superb left hand hitter and right fielder who played with some of the top leagues on the Southside. Holmes played in the top division at 49th and Dorchester and in the Southside Cocktail League. Holmes interrupted his 16″ career with a three year stint in the Marine Corps. Once he left the Marines, Holmes managed the Ironmen for ten years. He also managed the Unknown. Bunch who won the Black World Series in 1984. Holmes later went on to manage the L.A. Posse, an excellent team, for about five years. In addition to his softball skills, James Holmes also played football for eight years with the Chicago Panthers of the Central State League. Holmes is married and is the father of three sons.