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Jakie May

Frank Spruiell May

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 178 lb.

Born: November 25, 1895 in Youngsville, NC (All Transactions)
Debut: June 26, 1917 (Age 21.213)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1918 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Cardinals/Cubs 1917-1932

Final Game: September 25, 1932 (Age 36.305)
Died: June 3, 1970 in Raleigh, NC
Buried: Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 20, 2014 1:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #1155. Kid Carsey… #1156. Hank O'Day… #1157. Jack Lynch… #1158. JAKIE MAY… #1159. Jason Hammel… #1160. Henry Porter… #1161. John Ewing… 

Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1917 21 STL NL 0 0 3.38 15 1 10 0 0 0 29.1 29 13 11 0 11 18 3 1 2 116 81 2.47 1.364 8.9 0.0 3.4 5.5 1.64
1918 22 STL NL 5 6 .455 3.83 29 15 8 6 0 0 152.2 149 83 65 2 69 61 13 0 1 670 71 3.21 1.428 8.8 0.1 4.1 3.6 0.88
1919 23 STL NL 3 12 .200 3.22 28 19 6 8 1 0 125.2 99 64 45 1 87 58 14 1 4 553 88 4.08 1.480 7.1 0.1 6.2 4.2 0.67
1920 24 STL NL 1 4 .200 3.06 16 5 4 3 0 0 70.2 65 38 24 0 37 33 7 0 2 317 101 3.68 1.443 8.3 0.0 4.7 4.2 0.89
1921 25 STL NL 1 3 .250 4.71 5 5 0 1 0 0 21.0 29 14 11 0 12 5 0 0 0 99 79 4.34 1.952 12.4 0.0 5.1 2.1 0.42
1924 28 CIN NL 3 3 .500 3.00 38 3 21 2 0 6 99.0 104 39 33 2 29 59 6 0 3 421 126 3.17 1.343 9.5 0.2 2.6 5.4 2.03
1925 29 CIN NL 8 9 .471 3.87 36 12 14 7 1 2 137.1 146 74 59 3 45 74 7 0 4 597 106 3.45 1.391 9.6 0.2 2.9 4.8 1.64
1926 30 CIN NL 13 9 .591 3.22 45 15 22 9 1 3 167.2 175 66 60 4 44 103 7 1 1 703 114 2.91 1.306 9.4 0.2 2.4 5.5 2.34
1927 31 CIN NL 15 12 .556 3.51 44 28 10 17 2 1 235.2 242 110 92 4 70 121 14 0 8 1003 109 3.29 1.324 9.2 0.2 2.7 4.6 1.73 MVP-13
1928 32 CIN NL 3 5 .375 4.42 21 10 7 1 1 1 79.1 99 44 39 1 35 39 1 1 1 362 90 3.45 1.689 11.2 0.1 4.0 4.4 1.11
1929 33 CIN NL 10 14 .417 4.61 41 24 13 10 0 3 199.0 219 111 102 7 75 92 5 0 2 875 99 3.90 1.477 9.9 0.3 3.4 4.2 1.23
1930 34 CIN NL 3 11 .214 5.77 26 18 4 5 1 0 112.1 147 83 72 6 41 44 6 0 3 519 84 4.67 1.674 11.8 0.5 3.3 3.5 1.07
1931 35 CHC NL 5 5 .500 3.87 31 4 12 1 0 2 79.0 81 35 34 2 43 38 3 0 0 350 100 4.23 1.570 9.2 0.2 4.9 4.3 0.88
1932 36 CHC NL 2 2 .500 4.36 35 0 19 0 0 1 53.2 61 34 26 3 19 20 2 0 0 246 88 4.17 1.491 10.2 0.5 3.2 3.4 1.05
14 Yrs 72 95 .431 3.88 410 159 150 70 7 19 1562.1 1645 808 673 35 617 765 88 4 31 6831 97 3.59 1.448 9.5 0.2 3.6 4.4 1.24
162 Game Avg. 9 11 .431 3.88 49 19 18 8 1 2 187 197 97 80 4 74 91 11 0 4 816 97 3.59 1.448 9.5 0.2 3.6 4.4 1.24
CIN (7 yrs) 55 63 .466 3.99 251 110 91 51 6 16 1030.1 1132 527 457 27 339 532 46 2 22 4480 103 3.52 1.428 9.9 0.2 3.0 4.6 1.57
STL (5 yrs) 10 25 .286 3.52 93 45 28 18 1 0 399.1 371 212 156 3 216 175 37 2 9 1755 82 3.57 1.470 8.4 0.1 4.9 3.9 0.81
CHC (2 yrs) 7 7 .500 4.07 66 4 31 1 0 3 132.2 142 69 60 5 62 58 5 0 0 596 95 4.21 1.538 9.6 0.3 4.2 3.9 0.94
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1917 21 STL NL 29.1 15 1 13 3.99 3.69 0.23 0.00 99.8 3.46 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.0 0 .485 .499
1918 22 STL NL 152.2 29 15 83 4.89 3.61 0.08 0.00 98.0 3.47 -24 -2.7 1.0 -0.1 -1.6 -14 .407 .483
1919 23 STL NL 125.2 28 19 64 4.58 3.83 0.18 0.00 97.6 3.56 -14 -1.6 1.0 -0.1 -0.6 -6 .443 .490
1920 24 STL NL 70.2 16 5 38 4.84 3.84 -0.09 0.00 98.4 3.86 -8 -0.8 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .447 .495
1921 25 STL NL 21.0 5 5 14 6.00 4.32 0.06 0.00 91.8 3.91 -5 -0.5 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .409 .497
1924 28 CIN NL 99.0 38 3 39 3.55 4.59 0.18 0.00 97.2 4.29 9 0.9 1.0 -0.0 1.7 17 .524 .506
1925 29 CIN NL 137.1 36 12 74 4.85 5.15 0.40 0.00 97.3 4.63 -4 -0.3 1.0 -0.1 0.8 10 .491 .498 $6,500
1926 30 CIN NL 167.2 45 15 66 3.54 4.51 0.30 0.00 99.7 4.20 12 1.2 1.0 -0.1 2.6 26 .527 .508
1927 31 CIN NL 235.2 44 28 110 4.20 4.67 0.19 0.00 96.2 4.31 5 0.5 1.0 -0.2 2.3 23 .511 .503 MVP-13
1928 32 CIN NL 79.1 21 11 44 4.99 4.89 0.16 0.00 100.1 4.73 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 0.4 5 .488 .498
1929 33 CIN NL 199.0 41 24 111 5.02 5.67 0.19 0.00 98.0 5.38 8 0.7 1.0 -0.1 2.3 28 .517 .504
1930 34 CIN NL 112.1 26 18 83 6.65 6.01 0.02 0.00 96.7 5.79 -11 -0.9 1.0 -0.0 0.0 1 .465 .494
1931 35 CHC NL 79.0 31 4 35 3.99 4.60 0.01 0.00 100.8 4.63 6 0.6 1.0 -0.0 1.3 12 .520 .504
1932 36 CHC NL 53.2 35 0 34 5.70 4.53 0.23 0.00 100.9 4.34 -8 -0.8 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -4 .477 .495
14 Seasons 1562.1 410 160 808 4.65 4.69 0.17 0.00 98.0 4.42 -39 -4.2 1.0 -0.9 8.2 93 .490 .499 $6,500
CIN (7 yrs) 1030.1 251 111 527 4.60 5.06 0.21 0.00 97.7 4.73 16 1.8 1.0 -0.6 10.1 110 .507 .502 $6,500
STL (5 yrs) 399.1 93 45 212 4.78 3.76 0.09 0.00 97.7 3.59 -52 -5.8 1.0 -0.3 -2.8 -25 .437 .491
CHC (2 yrs) 132.2 66 4 69 4.68 4.57 0.10 0.00 100.9 4.52 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.1 0.9 9 .497 .499

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1932 36 CHC NL WS L NYY 0 1 .000 11.57 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.2 9 7 6 0 3 1 4 2 0 0 28 2.571 17.4 0.0 5.8 7.7 1.33
1 WS 0 1 .000 11.57 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.2 9 7 6 0 3 1 4 2 0 0 28 2.571 17.4 0.0 5.8 7.7 1.33

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
1917 21 STL NL 15 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1
1918 22 STL NL 29 55 45 2 3 0 0 1 3 0 8 17 .067 .208 .133 .341 6 6 0 4 1
1919 23 STL NL 28 41 37 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 .162 .184 .162 .346 7 6 0 3 1
1920 24 STL NL 16 25 22 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 8 .227 .320 .318 .638 85 7 0 0 1
1921 25 STL NL 5 7 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .429 .333 .762 107 2 0 0 /1
1924 28 CIN NL 38 27 27 2 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 12 .111 .111 .222 .333 -12 6 0 1 1
1925 29 CIN NL 36 46 43 4 8 1 1 0 4 0 0 3 9 .186 .239 .256 .495 28 11 0 0 1
1926 30 CIN NL 45 60 48 4 7 0 0 0 0 0 5 13 .146 .241 .146 .387 7 7 1 6 1
1927 31 CIN NL 44 87 76 6 14 3 1 0 5 0 3 19 .184 .225 .250 .475 28 19 1 7 1 MVP-13
1928 32 CIN NL 21 30 27 2 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 .296 .296 .296 .593 57 8 0 3 1
1929 33 CIN NL 41 67 64 5 13 3 0 0 4 0 0 13 .203 .203 .250 .453 14 16 0 3 1
1930 34 CIN NL 26 42 39 3 5 1 2 0 2 0 2 7 .128 .171 .256 .427 4 10 0 1 1
1931 35 CHC NL 31 24 22 3 5 2 0 0 2 0 1 6 .227 .261 .318 .579 54 7 0 1 1
1932 36 CHC NL 35 9 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .125 .222 .125 .347 -4 1 0 0 1
14 Yrs 410 524 468 33 80 10 5 2 24 0 0 28 120 .171 .221 .226 .447 21 106 2 29
162 Game Avg. 162 207 185 13 32 4 2 1 9 0 11 47 .171 .221 .226 .447 21 42 1 11
CIN (7 yrs) 251 359 324 26 58 8 4 1 19 0 0 13 74 .179 .215 .238 .453 18 77 2 21
STL (5 yrs) 93 132 114 4 16 0 1 1 3 0 0 13 39 .140 .228 .184 .413 25 21 0 7
CHC (2 yrs) 66 33 30 3 6 2 0 0 2 0 2 7 .200 .250 .267 .517 38 8 0 1

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
1917 21 STL NL 15 4 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .495 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1918 22 STL NL 29 55 -5 0 0 0 4 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -1 1
1919 23 STL NL 28 41 -4 0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .495 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1920 24 STL NL 16 25 -1 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .510 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 1
1921 25 STL NL 5 7 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .517 .501 0.1 0.0 1 /1
1924 28 CIN NL 38 27 -4 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1925 29 CIN NL 36 46 -5 0 0 0 5 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $6,500 1
1926 30 CIN NL 45 60 -7 0 0 0 6 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1927 31 CIN NL 44 87 -9 0 0 0 9 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 1 MVP-13
1928 32 CIN NL 21 30 -2 0 0 0 3 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .507 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 1
1929 33 CIN NL 41 67 -9 0 0 0 8 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1930 34 CIN NL 26 42 -7 0 0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .493 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1931 35 CHC NL 31 24 -2 0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 1
1932 36 CHC NL 35 9 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 1
14 Seasons 410 524 -56 1 0 0 50 -6 -0.6 0 -6 -0.6 .499 .500 -0.6 -0.1 -6 $6,500
CIN (7 yrs) 251 359 -43 0 0 0 37 -6 -0.6 0 -6 -0.6 .498 .499 -0.5 -0.1 -6 $6,500
STL (5 yrs) 93 132 -10 0 0 0 9 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -1
CHC (2 yrs) 66 33 -3 0 0 0 3 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 -0.0 1

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1932 36 CHC NL WS NYY L 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
1 WS 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1917 STL NL 21 P 15 1 0 29.1 17 3 14 0 1 1.000 5.22 1.13 .961 2.85 2.86
1918 STL NL 22 P 29 16 6 152.2 41 6 33 2 0 .951 2.30 1.34 .965 2.93 2.94
1919 STL NL 23 P 28 19 8 125.2 32 1 30 1 0 .969 2.22 1.11 .960 2.93 2.93
1920 STL NL 24 P 16 5 3 70.2 10 0 10 0 0 1.000 1.27 0.63 .957 2.80 2.83
1921 STL NL 25 P 5 5 1 21.0 4 0 3 1 0 .750 1.29 0.60 .952 2.66 2.66
1924 CIN NL 28 P 38 3 2 99.0 23 2 21 0 0 1.000 2.09 0.61 .965 2.52 2.51
1925 CIN NL 29 P 36 12 7 137.1 35 5 30 0 2 1.000 2.29 0.97 .957 2.44 2.41
1926 CIN NL 30 P 45 15 9 167.2 37 6 30 1 5 .973 1.93 0.80 .958 2.57 2.53
1927 CIN NL 31 P 44 28 17 235.2 57 6 51 0 2 1.000 2.18 1.30 .958 2.33 2.31 MVP-13
1928 CIN NL 32 P 21 10 1 79.1 16 4 12 0 1 1.000 1.82 0.76 .966 2.42 2.41
1929 CIN NL 33 P 41 24 10 199.0 47 6 40 1 2 .979 2.08 1.12 .964 2.39 2.35
1930 CIN NL 34 P 26 18 5 112.1 30 6 23 1 1 .967 2.32 1.12 .964 2.21 2.18
1931 CHC NL 35 P 31 4 1 79.0 18 4 14 0 3 1.000 2.05 0.58 .959 2.22 2.19
1932 CHC NL 36 P 35 0 0 53.2 16 4 10 2 0 .875 2.35 0.40 .957 2.30 2.29
14 Seasons P 410 160 70 1562.1 383 53 321 9 17 .977 2.15 0.91 .961 2.52 2.48
14 Seasons TOT 410 160 70 1562.1 383 53 321 9 17 .977 2.15 0.91 .961 2.52 2.48
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1927 NL (13, 8%)
0.08 Career Shares (990th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1926 NL  .591 (8th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1918 NL  3.596 (5th)
1926 NL  5.529 (2nd)
1927 NL  4.621 (3rd)
1929 NL  4.161 (4th)

Games Played s c a p y
1924 NL  38 (5th)
1925 NL  36 (9th)
1926 NL  45 (4th)
1927 NL  44 (5th)
1929 NL  41 (7th)

Saves s c a p y
1924 NL  6 (1st)
1925 NL  2 (8th)
1926 NL  3 (5th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1926 NL  103 (3rd)
1927 NL  121 (3rd)
1929 NL  92 (6th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1927 NL  2 (5th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1918 NL  69 (7th)
1919 NL  87 (1st)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1926 NL  2.341 (2nd)
1927 NL  1.729 (3rd)
1929 NL  1.227 (9th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1926 NL  0.215 (8th)
1927 NL  0.153 (6th)
1929 NL  0.317 (2nd)
Career  0.202 (169th)

Losses s c a p y
1929 NL  14 (8th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1925 NL  4 (6th)
1927 NL  8 (1st)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1918 NL  13 (1st)
1919 NL  14 (2nd)
1924 NL  6 (6th)
1925 NL  7 (4th)
1926 NL  7 (5th)
1927 NL  14 (1st)
1929 NL  5 (9th)
1930 NL  6 (7th)
Career  88 (120th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1924 NL  21 (1st)
1925 NL  14 (8th)
1926 NL  22 (5th)
1932 NL  19 (7th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1926 NL  2.91 (2nd)
1927 NL  3.29 (3rd)
1929 NL  3.90 (5th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1924 NL  38 (5th)
1926 NL  45 (4th)
1927 NL  44 (5th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1927 NL  1.000 (1st)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 3 (569), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 30 (804), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 5 (1359), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 2 (1930), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (279th), 7.6 career WAR/11.1 7yr-peak WAR/9.3 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1925 29 Cincinnati Reds $6,500 ? Contract at HOF
Career to date (may be incomplete)$6,500
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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