James Thomas “Jumbo” Elliott (October 22, 1900 - January 7, 1970) unsuccessfully opposed basketball Hall of Famer Clyde Lovellette for the Sherriff of Vigo County, Indiana in 1968. Elliott began his career pitching for the St. Louis Browns (1923) and played for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1925, 1927-1930), the Philadelphia Phillies (1931-1934) and the (1934). Jumbo, as the nickname indicated, was the largest man in the Major Leagues during his career. He had his best season in 1931 when he tied for the National League lead in wins (19), games started (52) as well as earned runs (118). Jumbo Elliott retired after the 1934 season with a 63-74 record adding 453 strikeouts and a 4.24 career ERA in 252 games. Retiring to Terre Haute, Indiana, Elliott was the long-time Deputy Sherriff of Vigo County, Indiana.