October 12, 1890|
|Died: June 21, 1974
|April 30, 1914, for the St. Louis Browns|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 27, 1919, for the Chicago White Sox|
Joseph Daniel Jenkins (October 12, 1890 in Shelbyville, Tennessee – June 21, 1974 in Fresno, California) was a right-handed Major League Baseball catcher who played for the St. Louis Browns in 1914 and the Chicago White Sox in 1917 and 1919.
Jenkins made his major league debut on April 30, 1914. He spent the 19 games with the Browns that year, hitting .125 in 32 at-bats.
In 1917, with the White Sox, he hit .111 in nine at-bats. In 1919, his final season, Jenkins hit .158 in 19 at-bats. He played his final game on September 27 of that year. He did not appear in either the 1917 or 1919 World Series for the Sox.
Overall, Jenkins played three seasons in the big leagues, hitting .133 in 40 games (60 at-bats). He had two doubles, one triple and three RBI.
Though his big league career was over after 1919, he toiled in the minor leagues until 1930, when he was 39 years old. He spent seven of those years in the Pacific Coast League. In 1923, with the Salt Lake City Bees, he hit .350 with 23 doubles and nine home runs.
Following his death, he was interred at Belmont Memorial Park in Fresno.