- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1½", Weight 185 lb.
- School University of Missouri
- Debut September 7, 1952
- Final Game September 28, 1952
- Born March 30, 1928 in Campbell, MO USA
- Died October 21, 2008 in Fort Worth, TX USA
Outfielder Jake Crawford signed with the St. Louis Browns in 1950 to begin his baseball odyssey. He was assigned to the Muskogee Reds of the Class C Western Association and batted .263 (125-for-475) with 20 home runs. Jake had even a better year in 1951, with 143 hits and 23 bombs in hitting .302. In 1952, while with the Scranton Miners of the Class A Eastern League, he batted .288 with 27 homers. In his lone big league stint as a September call up, he was 2-for-11 (.182), stroking a single against Marv Grissom of the Chicago White Sox for his first hit on September 27. Crawford spent the next five seasons (1953-1957) in the high minors, in five different leagues with five different teams, and ended his career with the Fort Worth Cats of the AA Texas League in 1957. Jake spent a total of eight years in pro ball, playing 1,000 games in the minors by hitting .265 (912-for-3,431) with 136 home runs. After baseball, he spent 23 years as a patrolman for the Fort Worth, TX police department. He died at his home in Fort Worth on October 21, 2008 at 80.