Jake Gibbs was born on Monday, November 7, 1938, in Grenada, Mississippi. Gibbs was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 11, 1962, with the New York Yankees. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Jake Gibbs baseball stats page.
"NEW YORK, AP - Jake Gibbs, who a year ago was establishing himself as an All-American quarterback while leading Mississippi to an unbeaten season, may get a chance to become the New York Yankees' regular third baseman in 1962. Three reasons were obvious Wednesday when the Yanks accounted that Gibbs, 22, a bonus baby who played with Richmond in the International League last season, had been promoted to the main roster: 1. To protect their $106,000 investment as a first-year player in the major league draft in a few weeks. 2. To include him in the scramble for the world champions' job at third base should they lose Tony Kubek to the armed services and be forced to shift Clete Boyer to shortstop. 3. Because they happen to think the husky youngster from Grenada, Miss., is an exceptional prospect and might make the jump from college to major leaguer with only one year's professional experience." - Gettysburg Times (AP Sports Writer Don Weiss, 10/19/1961, 'JAKE GIBBS IS PROMOTED IN YANKEE CHAIN', Page 5)
Jake Gibbs Autograph on a 1968 Topps (#89 | Checklist )
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Did you know that Jake Gibbs was was an All-American quarterback at the University of Mississippi and in 1995 he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame? On the 1969 Topps card it actually reads, "The Yankees paid Jake a huge bonus to forget about football." The College Football Hall of Fame biography:
His name was written as Jerry D. Gibbs, but everyone called him Jake Gibbs. In his three years 1958-1960, Mississippi had a 29-3-1 record. In his junior year, 1959, he was All- Southeastern Conference quarterback, led the conference in total offense, and threw to Bob Crespino for a 78-yard play against Vanderbilt. As a senior in 1960 he was co-captain with Warner Alford. The team was 10-0-1 and was voted national champions by the Football Writers Association. Gibbs was unanimous choice for All-American quarterback. Gibbs was a star in still another sport, baseball. He went into the pro ranks and played 10 years as a catcher with the New York Yankees, 1962-71. In six of those years, 1965-70, he returned to the Mississippi campus after the baseball season and served as assistant football coach. After his professional playing career ended, Gibbs served 19 years as Mississippi baseball coach. He returned to professional baseball, serving as coach for the Yankees in 1993 and manager of Tampa in the Florida State League in 1994.
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