Jake Goodman

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Jake Goodman
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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
MLB 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 1877 Pittsburgh Alleghenys, 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