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Full Name: Jacob Peter Beckley Primary Position: 1B
Height/Weight: 5' 10"/200 First Game: June 20, 1888
Birthdate: August 4, 1867 Final Game: June 15, 1907
Birthplace: Hannibal, Missouri MLB Experience: 20 years
Died: June 25, 1918
Deathplace: Kansas City, Missouri
Bat/Throw: Left/Left
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971


Biography

Jake Beckley (Jacob Peter Beckley) was born on August 4, 1867 in Hannibal, Missouri. He made his Major League debut on June 20, 1888 for the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1888, his rookie year, he hit .343 with 0 home runs and 27 RBI. Beckley played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Burghers, New York Giants, Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals over the course of his 20 year career.

Most people believe that Jake Beckley's best season was 1894, when he hit for a .343 average and knocked in 120 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1888 PIT N 71 283 35 97 0 27 .343 .363 .417 15 3 7 22 2 0 20 0 0
1889 PIT N 123 522 91 157 9 97 .301 .345 .437 24 10 29 29 6 0 11 0 0
1890 PIT P 121 516 109 167 9 120 .324 .381 .535 38 22 42 32 6 0 18 0 0
1891 PIT N 133 554 94 162 4 73 .292 .353 .419 20 19 44 46 8 0 13 0 0
1892 PIT N 151 614 102 145 10 96 .236 .288 .381 21 19 31 44 14 0 30 0 0
1893 PIT N 131 542 108 164 5 106 .303 .386 .459 32 19 54 26 20 0 15 0 0
1894 PIT N 131 533 121 183 7 120 .343 .412 .518 36 18 43 16 19 22 21 0 0
1895 PIT N 129 530 104 174 5 110 .328 .381 .487 31 19 24 20 21 15 20 0 0
1896 PIT N 59 217 44 55 3 32 .253 .349 .373 7 5 22 28 10 9 8 0 0
1896 NY N 46 182 37 55 5 38 .302 .352 .473 8 4 9 7 5 1 11 0 0
1896 TOT N 105 399 81 110 8 70 .276 .351 .419 15 9 31 35 15 10 19 0 0
1897 NY N 17 68 8 17 1 11 .250 .301 .412 2 3 2 0 3 0 2 0 0
1897 CIN N 97 365 76 126 7 76 .345 .395 .499 17 9 18 0 12 4 23 0 0
1897 TOT N 114 433 84 143 8 87 .330 .380 .485 19 12 20 0 15 4 25 0 0
1898 CIN N 118 459 86 135 4 72 .294 .348 .416 20 12 28 0 10 9 6 0 0
1899 CIN N 134 513 87 171 3 99 .333 .393 .466 27 16 40 0 10 16 20 0 0
1900 CIN N 141 558 98 190 2 94 .341 .389 .434 26 10 40 0 4 12 23 0 0
1901 CIN N 140 580 78 178 3 79 .307 .346 .429 36 13 28 0 7 20 4 0 0
1902 CIN N 129 531 82 175 5 69 .330 .377 .427 23 7 34 0 6 8 15 0 0
1903 CIN N 120 459 85 150 2 81 .327 .384 .447 29 10 42 0 1 10 23 0 0
1904 STL N 142 551 72 179 1 67 .325 .375 .403 22 9 35 0 9 15 17 0 0
1905 STL N 134 514 48 147 1 57 .286 .333 .370 20 10 30 0 6 8 12 0 0
1906 STL N 87 320 29 79 0 44 .247 .283 .334 16 6 13 0 3 13 3 0 0
1907 STL N 32 115 6 24 0 7 .209 .222 .235 3 0 1 0 1 5 0 0 0
Total PL 121 516 109 167 9 120 .324 .381 .535 38 22 42 32 6 0 18 0 0
Total NL 2265 9010 1491 2763 77 1455 .307 .360 .430 435 221 574 238 177 167 297 0 0
Total 2386 9526 1600 2930 86 1575 .308 .361 .435 473 243 616 270 183 167 315 0 0

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1888 PIT N 1B 71 0 0 744 19 16 38 0 0 0 0 0 .979
1889 PIT N OF 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1889 PIT N 1B 122 0 0 1236 53 24 73 0 0 0 0 0 .982
1890 PIT P 1B 121 0 0 1256 58 32 61 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1891 PIT N 1B 133 0 0 1250 87 24 63 0 0 0 0 0 .982
1892 PIT N 1B 151 0 0 1523 132 38 88 0 0 0 0 0 .978
1893 PIT N 1B 131 0 0 1360 95 21 83 0 0 0 0 0 .986
1894 PIT N 1B 131 0 0 1227 84 30 80 0 0 0 0 0 .978
1895 PIT N 1B 129 0 0 1340 54 31 76 0 0 0 0 0 .978
1896 PIT N 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1896 PIT N 1B 56 0 0 558 31 11 42 0 0 0 0 0 .982
1896 PIT N OF 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1896 NY N 1B 45 0 0 418 22 8 18 0 0 0 0 0 .982
1896 NY N OF 2 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .750
1896 TOT N 1B 101 0 0 976 53 19 60 0 0 0 0 0 .982
1896 TOT N OF 5 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .833
1897 NY N 1B 17 0 0 166 15 5 12 0 0 0 0 0 .973
1897 CIN N 1B 97 0 0 830 45 19 56 0 0 0 0 0 .979
1897 TOT N 1B 114 0 0 996 60 24 68 0 0 0 0 0 .978
1898 CIN N 1B 118 0 0 1167 53 21 76 0 0 0 0 0 .983
1899 CIN N 1B 134 0 0 1291 72 19 74 0 0 0 0 0 .986
1900 CIN N 1B 140 0 0 1389 93 30 91 0 0 0 0 0 .980
1901 CIN N 1B 140 0 0 1366 71 34 79 0 0 0 0 0 .977
1902 CIN N 1B 129 0 0 1262 64 23 84 0 0 0 0 0 .983
1902 CIN N P 1 0 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1903 CIN N 1B 119 0 0 1127 78 30 56 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1904 STL N 1B 142 0 0 1526 64 20 65 0 0 0 0 0 .988
1905 STL N 1B 134 0 0 1442 69 28 56 0 0 0 0 0 .982
1906 STL N 1B 85 0 0 928 43 13 38 0 0 0 0 0 .987
1907 STL N 1B 32 0 0 303 13 4 17 0 0 0 0 0 .988
Total 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total OF 6 0 0 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .857
Total 1B 2377 0 0 23709 1315 481 1326 0 0 0 0 0 .981
Total P 1 0 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1902 CIN N 1 1 0 1 6.75 2 8 3 0 0 0 4 9 0 1 0 0 0

Transactions

  • Sold by St. Louis (Western Association) to Pittsburgh Alleghenys with Harry Staley for $4500 (June, 1888).
  • Traded by Pittsburgh Pirates to New York Giants in exchange for Harry Davis and $1000 (July 25, 1896).
  • Released by New York Giants (May 22, 1897).
  • Signed by Cincinnati Reds (May 27, 1897).
  • Sold by Cincinnati Reds to St. Louis Cardinals (February 11, 1904).

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