April 19, 1889|
|Died: November 19, 1955
|June 13, 1918, for the Chicago White Sox|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 24, 1918, for the Chicago White Sox|
|Runs batted in||3|
Jacobs was born in Chicago, Illinois, and started his professional baseball career in 1910. He spent the next few years in the Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League. In 1915, he joined the Rockford Wakes and had his best season, batting .302 and leading the league in home runs (7) and slugging percentage (.449).
In 1918, with the Chicago White Sox roster depleted due to World War I, Jacobs joined the team as a backup catcher. He played in 29 games and batted .205. Later that year, he played with a semi-pro team called the Joliet Standards.
Jacobs died in 1955, at the age of 66.
- "Otto Jacobs Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-11-27.
- "Otto Jacobs Minor League Statistics & History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-11-27.
- "1915 Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Batting Leaders". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-11-27.
- Cottrell, Robert Charles. The Best Pitcher in Baseball: The Life of Rube Foster, Negro League Giant (NYU Press, 2004), p. 117.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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