Victorian Football Association
Games: 38 - 42
Career: 1881 - 1884
J. W. (Jack) Bailey recruited from Hotham.
Origins of Australian Football Volume 5 has James "Jim" Bailey (recruited from Hotham) playing for the Blues 1881-84 for 38-42 senior games and scoring 28 goals. He later went to Melbourne.
Volume 5 also has William 'Billy' Bailey 90-92 games 1 goal 1888-1893.
1881. Really good determined follower, and as a back, or forward player is very useful.
("The Footballer" 1881 p23)
1882. One of the best players for the year.
1883. A leading player and scored 10 goals.
J.Bailey was a member of the Carlton side to tour Adelaide,1881.
(The Carlton Story, H.Buggy and H.Bell, p50,)