Jake Weimer

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Jacob Weimer
(Tornado Jake)

  • Bats Right, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 175 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Tornado Jake Weimer has one of the lowest ERA's in major league history. In seven seasons in the majors, he posted a 2.23 ERA, twelfth-best of all time. He also won 20 games three times.

According to an article in the July 12, 1908 New York Times, when Weimer was traded from the Cincinnati Reds to the New York Giants, he refused to report unless he was paid half of the money involved in the deal. He said that otherwise he would leave baseball and go into business with his father-in-law in Chicago, IL.

In 1907, he led the National League in hit batsmen with 23 and also set a Reds record with 4 in one game. That record was not matched until Josh Smith also plunked 4 batters in a game in 2015.

In 1909 and 1910 Weimer played as an outfielder for the New Orleans Pelicans, where he was a teammate of Joe Jackson in 1910.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 15 Wins Seasons: 4 (1903-1906)
  • 20 Wins Seasons: 3 (1903, 1904 & 1906)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 5 (1903-1907)
  • 300 Innings Pitched Seasons: 2 (1904 & 1906)

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