John Leckie Ake
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 180 lb.
- Debut May 12, 1884
- Final Game July 14, 1884
- Born August 29, 1861 in Altoona, PA USA
- Died May 11, 1887 in LaCrosse, WI USA
"He was a good player . . ." - from Sporting Life's obituary of John Ake, May 18, 1887 issue
John Ake drowned in the Mississippi River when a boat he was riding in capsized as a result of the swell of another boat. Although he played only briefly in the majors, he made quite an impression otherwise on observers - his obituaries called him "well-known" and "famous". He was called "a general favorite" in Altoona, and "a good player".
His career started in 1881 with an amateur club. He then played professionally to the time of his death.