Jake Goodman

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Jake Goodman
Jake Goodman.jpg
First Baseman
Born: (1853-09-14)September 14, 1853
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Died: March 9, 1890(1890-03-09) (aged 36)
Reading, Pennsylvania
Batted: Unknown Threw: Unknown
MLB debut
May 2, 1878 for the Milwaukee Grays
Last MLB appearance
May 20, 1882 for the Pittsburg Alleghenys
Career statistics
Batting average .256
Home runs 1
Runs scored 33

Jacob Goodman (September 14, 1853 – March 9, 1890) was a major league baseball player who played for the 1878 Milwaukee Grays and the 1882 Pittsburgh Alleghenys.

While playing in the minor leagues in 1884, Goodman was beaned by a pitch.[1] After the head trauma, he became mentally unbalanced and suffered from palsy, ending his baseball career.[1] He died of complications related to his injury at the age of 36, on March 6, 1890.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c McKenna, Brian. Early exits: the premature endings of baseball careers, Rowman & Littlefield, 2007, p. 195. ISBN 0-8108-5858-4