Jacob S. Faatz
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 4", Weight 196 lb.
- Debut August 22, 1884
- Final Game September 10, 1890
- Born October 24, 1859 in Weedsport, NY USA
- Died April 10, 1923 in Syracuse, NY USA
First baseman Jay Faatz played four seasons in the majors with four different teams in three different leagues. While he was not a strong hitter, he was above average defensively at first base, a key position in that era.
Faatz had gotten his start playing for an amateur team in his hometown of Weedsport, NY. In 1877 he was the pitcher and his brother Charles was the catcher. Charles went on to play and manage in the minors. Faatz was still involved in some way in baseball in 1895 because he recommended Bill Dineen to the team's manager. Source: Baseball in Weedsport. The source also indicates that Jay Faatz played for Syracuse and Toronto.
His height was sometimes the source of comment. At one point Sporting Life stated that he was even taller than Long John Reilly.
In 1896 it was reported that he owned a hotel that was doing well.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1892||Syracuse Stars/Utica Stars||Eastern League||24-36||NA||Team disbanded on July 22|
|1894||Syracuse Stars||Eastern League||63-56||3rd|
|1896||New Castle Quakers||Inter-State League||Succeeded by Malcomb Whitehill|
|1905||Lyons||Empire State League (NY)||31-35||4th|