James "Jim" Ward (March 2, 1855 – June 4, 1886) was a Major League Baseball player. Ward played for the Philadelphia Athletics in 1876.
Ward was born and died in Boston, Massachusetts.
He was one of the first five Boston natives to play Major League Baseball. This included John Morrill (1876), George Fair (1876), Ward (1876), John Bergh (1876), and Chub Sullivan (1877).