Jake Volz

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Jake Volz
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Pitcher
Born: (1878-04-04)April 4, 1878
San Antonio, Texas
Died: August 11, 1962(1962-08-11) (aged 84)
San Antonio, Texas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 28, 1901, for the Boston Americans
Last MLB appearance
September 2, 1908, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
Win–loss record2-4
Earned run average6.10
Strikeouts12
Teams

Jacob Phillip "Silent Jake" Volz (April 4, 1878 – August 11, 1962) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played between 1901 and 1908 for the Boston Americans (1901), Boston Beaneaters (1905) and Cincinnati Reds (1908). Listed at 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m), 175 lb., Volz batted and threw right-handed. He was born in San Antonio, Texas.

In a three-season career, Volz posted a 2–4 record with 12 strikeouts and a 6.10 ERA in 11 appearances, including seven starts, two complete games, and 38⅓ innings of work.

Volz married Anna (Cloud) Zuercher 1909 in San Antonio [1]. On May 19, 1911, he shot Anna point blank in the face in front of their home while she was holding the hand of her five-year-old son [2]. He was subsequently found not guilty by reason of insanity [3] [4] [5] [6].

Volz died in his hometown of San Antonio, Texas at age 84.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1], FamilySearch.org, Texas Marriages, 1837-1973
  2. ^ Husband held on Charge of Killing Wife. The San Antonio Light, no. 119, page 1, May 20, 1911.
  3. ^ Volz found Not Guilty. The Daily Advocate, Victoria, Texas, vol. 13, no. 32, page 1, April 1, 1912.
  4. ^ The Murder of Anna Cloud by her husband, Joseph P. "Jack" Volz. MyKindred.com website.
  5. ^ FindaGrave memorial for Jacob "Jake" Volz, FindaGrave.com, Oct. 4, 2018
  6. ^ FindaGrave memorial for Anna Cloud. FindaGrave.com, July 3, 2018.

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