Jake Volz

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Jacob Phillip Volz
(Silent Jake)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 175 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

"None of the pitchers in that league did any better work than this man last season." - Billy Hamilton, player-manager for Haverhill in 1904, about Jake Volz of Manchester

Silent Jake Volz was in eleven major league games, spread out over 1901, 1905, and 1908. He was in the American League in its first season as a major league, but was disabled for quite a while with tendinitis.

He also played for San Antonio in 1898, 1899 and 1910. He was with St. Paul in 1903.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Bill Nowlin: "Jake Volz", in Bill Nowlin, Maurice Bouchard and Len Levin, eds.: New Century, New Team: The 1901 Boston Americans, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2013, pp. 164-167. ISBN 978-1-933599-58-8

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