Elmer Jacobs
1923 Zeenut Elmer Jacobs.jpg
Born: (1892-08-10)August 10, 1892
Salem, Missouri
Died: February 10, 1958(1958-02-10) (aged 65)
Salem, Missouri
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 23, 1914, for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
September 13, 1927, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
Win–loss record50-81
Earned run average3.55

William Elmer Jacobs (August 10, 1892 – February 10, 1958) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball from 1914 to 1927. He played for the Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, and Chicago White Sox.[1] Jacobs' key pitch was the curveball. In 1926, he was suspended for 10 days after being caught with foreign substances on the mound.[2]


  1. ^ "Elmer Jacobs Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-02-08.
  2. ^ James, Bill and Neyer, Rob. The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers (Simon & Schuster, 2004), p. 254.