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William "Baby Doll" Jacobson
Birth: Aug. 16, 1890
Cable
Mercer County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 16, 1977
Orion
Henry County
Illinois, USA

Major League Baseball Player. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound outfielder helped form a powerful St. Louis Browns outfield with Ken Williams and Jack Tobin when he had seven outstanding seasons with them. He broke in with Detroit in 1915, but after playing in 37 games for the Tigers, he was traded to the Browns on August 18 for pitchers Bill James and Grover Lowdermilk. After serving in the military in 1918 during World War I, the right-handed batter came back and hit .323 with 31 doubles in 1919. The following season he batted .355 with 34 doubles and a career-high 122 runs batted in. He hit .352 with 38 doubles and 90 RBIs in 1921. He then had seasons of .317 in 1922, .309 in 1923, .318 with 41 doubles in 1924 and .341 in 1925. The Browns traded him on June 15, 1926 to the Philadelphia Athletics for outfielder Bing Miller. The same day the A's sent him with pitchers Fred Heimach and Slim Harriss to the Red Sox for pitcher Howard Ehmke and outfielder Tom Jenkins. He was sold to the Cleveland Indians on June 12, 1927. They, in turn, sold him to the A's on August 5 of that year. His 11-year totals were .311 with 328 doubles, 94 triples, 84 homers and 819 RBIs. (bio by: Ron Coons) 
 
Burial:
Dayton Cemetery
Colona
Henry County
Illinois, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Ron Coons
Record added: Mar 30, 2006
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R.I.P., To a player whose greatness was rarely equaled. A happy belated birthday.
- Dan Shirley
 Added: Aug. 29, 2014
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