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Spook Jacobs

Forrest Vandergrift Jacobs

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 155 lb.

Born: November 4, 1925 in Cheswold, DE
High School: Salem HS (Pennsville, NJ)
Signed
by the Brooklyn Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1946. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 13, 1954 (Age 28.160)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1954 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Pirates 1954-1956

Final Game: July 3, 1956 (Age 30.242)
Died: February 18, 2011 in Milford, DE
Buried: Milford Community Cemetery, Milford, DE
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1954 28 PHA AL 132 574 508 63 131 11 1 0 26 17 3 60 22 .258 .336 .283 .619 71 144 5 0 6 1 *4
1955 29 KCA AL 13 28 23 7 6 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 0 .261 .370 .261 .631 73 6 1 1 1 0 0 /4
1956 30 TOT MLB 43 155 134 17 27 5 0 0 6 4 3 17 10 .201 .296 .239 .535 45 32 4 1 4 0 1 4
1956 30 KCA AL 32 114 97 13 21 3 0 0 5 4 1 15 5 .216 .321 .247 .569 53 24 4 0 3 0 1 4
1956 30 PIT NL 11 41 37 4 6 2 0 0 1 0 2 2 5 .162 .225 .216 .441 21 8 0 1 1 0 0 4
3 Yrs 188 757 665 87 164 16 1 0 33 22 8 80 32 .247 .329 .274 .603 65 182 10 2 11 1 1
162 Game Avg. 162 652 573 75 141 14 1 0 28 19 7 69 28 .247 .329 .274 .603 65 157 9 2 9 1
KCA (3 yrs) 177 716 628 83 158 14 1 0 32 22 6 78 27 .252 .335 .277 .612 68 174 10 1 10 1 1
PIT (1 yr) 11 41 37 4 6 2 0 0 1 0 2 2 5 .162 .225 .216 .441 21 8 0 1 1 0 0
AL (3 yrs) 177 716 628 83 158 14 1 0 32 22 6 78 27 .252 .335 .277 .612 68 174 10 1 10 1 1
NL (1 yr) 11 41 37 4 6 2 0 0 1 0 2 2 5 .162 .225 .216 .441 21 8 0 1 1 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1954 28 PHA AL 132 574 -19 4 1 -16 5 -24 -2.7 17 -7 -0.9 .480 .484 0.8 -1.1 9 *4
1955 29 KCA AL 13 28 -1 -1 -0 -1 0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .479 .498 -0.0 -0.1 -0 /4
1956 30 KCA AL 32 114 -5 1 -0 -1 1 -4 -0.4 4 -1 -0.1 .486 .497 0.0 -0.0 0 4
1956 30 PIT NL 11 41 -3 -1 0 -2 0 -5 -0.5 2 -3 -0.4 .454 .497 -0.2 -0.2 -1 4
3 Seasons 188 757 -27 4 1 -20 7 -36 -3.9 23 -12 -1.5 .480 .488 0.6 -1.4 7
KCA (3 yrs) 177 716 -25 5 1 -18 6 -31 -3.4 22 -9 -1.2 .481 .487 0.8 -1.3 9
PIT (1 yr) 11 41 -3 -1 0 -2 0 -5 -0.5 2 -3 -0.4 .454 .497 -0.2 -0.2 -1

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1954 PHA AL 28 2B 131 131 121 1126.1 664 347 300 17 98 .974 -16 -17 5.17 4.94 .976 5.37 5.33
1955 KCA AL 29 2B 7 6 4 48.0 18 9 9 0 4 1.000 -1 -35 3.38 2.57 .976 5.36 5.31
1956 TOT MLB 30 2B 42 39 28 326.2 208 104 95 9 31 .957 -3 -11 5.48 4.74 .975 5.41 5.37
1956 KCA AL 30 2B 31 28 21 236.0 154 78 71 5 26 .968 -1 -7 5.68 4.81 .973 5.44 5.40
1956 PIT NL 30 2B 11 11 7 90.2 54 26 24 4 5 .926 -2 -23 4.96 4.55 .980 5.34 5.28
3 Seasons 2B 180 176 153 1501.0 890 460 404 26 133 .971 -20 -16 5.18 4.80 .976 5.38 5.34
3 Seasons TOT 180 176 153 1501.0 890 460 404 26 133 .971 -20 -16 5.18 4.80 .976 5.38 5.34
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1954 AL  17 (4th)

Singles s c a p y
1954 AL  119 (6th)

SB % s c a p y
1954 AL  85.00 (2nd)

AB per SO s c a p y
1954 AL  23.1 (6th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1954 AL  131 (3rd)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1954 AL  347 (3rd)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1954 AL  300 (4th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1954 AL  17 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1954 AL  98 (3rd)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1954 AL  .974 (4th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2199), Average HOFer ≈ 144
JAWS Second Base (1111th), -1.5 career WAR/-1.5 7yr-peak WAR/-1.5 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Forrest Spook Vandergrift Jacobs

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