Otto Jacobs

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Otto Jacobs
Catcher
Born: (1889-04-19)April 19, 1889
Chicago, Illinois
Died: November 19, 1955(1955-11-19) (aged 66)
Chicago, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 13, 1918, for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
August 24, 1918, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average .205
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 3
Teams

Otto Albert Jacobs (April 19, 1889 – November 19, 1955) was a catcher in Major League Baseball. He played for the Chicago White Sox in 1918.[1]

Biography[edit]

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.[2] 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).[3]

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.[1] Later that year, he played with a semi-pro team called the Joliet Standards.[4]

Jacobs died in 1955, at the age of 66.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Otto Jacobs Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-11-27.
  2. ^ "Otto Jacobs Minor League Statistics & History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-11-27.
  3. ^ "1915 Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Batting Leaders". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-11-27.
  4. ^ Cottrell, Robert Charles. The Best Pitcher in Baseball: The Life of Rube Foster, Negro League Giant (NYU Press, 2004), p. 117.

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