Jersey Bakley

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Jersey Bakley
Jersey Bakely baseball card.jpg
Born: (1864-04-17)April 17, 1864
Blackwood, New Jersey
Died: February 17, 1915(1915-02-17) (aged 50)
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 11, 1883, for the Philadelphia Athletics
Last MLB appearance
August 20, 1891, for the Baltimore Orioles
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 76-125
Earned run average 3.66
Strikeouts 669

Edward Enoch "Jersey" Bakley[1] (April 17, 1864 – February 17, 1915) was a Major League Baseball pitcher in the late 19th century. He pitched for nine different teams in six years of play from 1883 to 1891. Sometimes his last name is spelled "Bakely" or "Bakeley".

Born in the Blackwood section of Gloucester Township, New Jersey, Bakley made his major league debut at the age of 19 for the Philadelphia Athletics of the American Association.[2] He went 5-3 for the eventual pennant winners.

He spent the next several years in the minors before returning to the majors in 1888 and was arguably one of the better pitchers in the country in 1888 and 1889. His 532 innings pitched in 1888 ranked second in the AA, and he went 25-33 with a 2.97 earned run average. The next season, his 2.96 ERA was the second-best in the National League.

On September 3, 1890, Bakley gave up Harry Stovey's 100th homer, which was the first time that milestone had ever been reached.

Bakley stood at just 5'8".


  1. ^ "Jersey Bakley Statistics and History". Accessed January 13, 2012.
  2. ^ Jersey Bakley Stats

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