Jakie May

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Jakie May
Born: (1895-11-25)November 25, 1895
Youngsville, North Carolina
Died: June 3, 1970(1970-06-03) (aged 74)
Wendell, North Carolina
Batted: Right Threw: Left
MLB debut
June 26, 1917 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
September 25, 1932 for the Chicago Cubs
Career statistics
Win-loss record 72-95
Earned run average 3.88
Strikeouts 765
Career highlights and awards
  • National League pennant: 1932
  • Led NL in Saves (6) and Games Finished (21) in 1924

Frank Spruiell "Jakie" May (November 25, 1895 – June 3, 1970) was a professional baseball player. He was a left-handed pitcher over parts of fourteen seasons (1917–1921, 1924–1932) with the St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs. For his career, he compiled a 72–95 record in 410 appearances, most as a relief pitcher, with an 3.88 earned run average and 765 strikeouts. May was a member of the National League pennant-winning 1932 Cubs, suffering the loss in the fourth and final game of the 1932 World Series against the New York Yankees. In World Series play, he had a 0–1 record in 2 appearances, with an 11.57 earned run average and 4 strikeouts.

May was born in Youngsville, North Carolina and later died in Wendell, North Carolina at the age of 74.

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