Otto Jacobs

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Otto Albert Jacobs

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 180 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Chicagoan Otto Jacobs played a lot in the summer months in 1918, appearing in 29 games for the Chicago White Sox. The regular catcher on the pennant-winning White Sox teams in 1917 and 1919 was Ray Schalk, while the back-up each of those years was Birdie Lynn. In 1918, however, both Schalk and Lynn appeared in fewer games than normal, leaving space for Jacobs to become the most-used back-up that season. The next year - the Black Sox year - he was no longer on the team.

In 1915 he played for Rockford in the Three-I League, leading the league in homers. He also appeared at least once on a semi-pro team called the Joliet Standards, according to "The Best Pitcher in Baseball: The Life of Rube Foster".

His 1918 season was apparently cut short by the "Work or Fight" rule.

In addition to playing for the White Sox in 1918, he was manager of the original Hutchinson, KS franchise in the Western League (the Hutchinson Wheatshockers) prior to it moving to Oklahoma City, OK on June 2nd. He was presumably a player-manager.

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