Elmer Jacobs
Born: (1892-08-10)August 10, 1892
Salem, Missouri, U.S.
Died: February 10, 1958(1958-02-10) (aged 65)
Salem, Missouri, U.S.
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.