Spook Jacobs Stats

Spook Jacobs was born on Wednesday, November 4, 1925, in Cheswold, Delaware. Jacobs was 28 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 13, 1954, with the Philadelphia Athletics. 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 Spook Jacobs baseball stats page.

"(Spook) Jacobs was a pesky hitter who reached base by slapping balls through the infield. He gained his ghostly nickname from his tendency to dump hits just over the heads of opposing infielders." - Joe Cronin in Cronin's Corner (The Los Angeles Times, 09/06/1956)
Spook Jacobs

Forrest Jacobs Autograph on a 1994 Topps Archive (#129)
Forrest Jacobs Autograph on a 1994 Topps Archive (#129)

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Birth Name:
Forrest Vandergrift Jacobs
Nickname:
Spook
Born On:
11-04-1925  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Cheswold, Delaware
Year of Death Data Died On:
02-18-2011 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Milford, Delaware
Cemetery:
Milford Community Cemetery, Milford, Delaware
High School:
Salem High School (Pennsville, NJ)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
Player Weight Chart Weight:
155
First Game:
04-13-1954 (Age 28)
Last Game:
07-03-1956
Draft:
Not Applicable
Spook Jacobs

Spook Jacobs Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Spook Jacobs

Spook Jacobs Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1954 29 Athletics 132 508 63 131 11 1 0 0 26 60 - 22 6 1 0 5 .258 .336 .283
1955 30 Athletics 13 23 7 6 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 .261 .370 .261
1956 31 Athletics 32 97 13 21 3 0 0 0 5 15 1 5 3 0 0 4 .216 .321 .247
1956 31 Pirates 11 37 4 6 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 5 1 0 1 0 .162 .225 .216
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
3 Years 188 665 87 164 16 1 0 0 33 80 1 32 11 1 2 10 .247 .329 .274
Spook Jacobs

Spook Jacobs Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1954 Athletics 2B 131 131 3,379 664 5.1 647 347 300 17 98 n/a n/a n/a .974 5.17
1955 Athletics 2B 7 6 144 18 2.6 18 9 9 0 4 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.38
1956 Athletics 2B 31 28 708 154 5.0 149 78 71 5 26 n/a n/a n/a .968 5.68
1956 Pirates 2B 11 11 272 54 4.9 50 26 24 4 5 n/a n/a n/a .926 4.96
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
2B Totals 180 176 4,503 890 4.9 864 460 404 26 133 n/a n/a n/a .971 5.18
3 Years 180 176 4,503 890 4.9 864 460 404 26 133 n/a n/a n/a .971 5.18
Spook Jacobs

Spook Jacobs Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1954 Athletics 17 3 .850 0 1 n/a 0.0 23.1 19.5 - - -
1955 Athletics 1 2 .333 2 4 n/a 0.0 0.0 23.0 - - -
1956 Athletics 4 1 .800 0 2 n/a 0.0 19.4 19.4 - - -
1956 Pirates 0 2 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 7.4 37.0 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
3 Years 22 8 .733 2 7 n/a 0.0 20.8 20.2 - - -
Spook Jacobs

Spook Jacobs Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1954 Philadelphia Athletics 6 $6,000.00 - -
1955 Kansas City Athletics 6 $7,500.00 - -
1956 Kansas City Athletics 6 $8,500.00 - -
1956 Pittsburgh Pirates 27 Undetermined - -


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Last-Modified: February 1, 2018 10:05 AM EST

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