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 Jake Beckley

Jake Beckley

Original Name Jacob Peter
Birth
Hannibal, Ralls County, Missouri, USA
Death 25 Jun 1918 (aged 50)
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Burial Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri, USA
Plot Section A70
Memorial ID 5972 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. A hard-hitting first baseman, he joined the Pittsburgh Alleghenies (later called the Pirates) of the National League in 1888, and also played for the Giants, Reds, and Cardinals before he left the majors in 1907. Beckley was a master of the hidden-ball trick, and caught many runners napping off first base. He amassed 2,930 hits and batted .308 in his 20-year major league career, and held the record for games played by a first baseman until 1994, when Eddie Murray passed him. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1971.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 25 Jul 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5972
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jake Beckley (4 Aug 1867–25 Jun 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5972, citing Riverside Cemetery, Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .