Jakie May

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Jakie May
1922 Jakie May.jpeg
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
MLB statistics
Win–loss record72–95
Earned run average3.88
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 14 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 a 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 two 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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