Joe Jenkins
Joe Jenkins.jpg
Jenkins in 1917
Catcher
Born: (1890-10-12)October 12, 1890
Shelbyville, Tennessee
Died: June 21, 1974(1974-06-21) (aged 83)
Fresno, California
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 30, 1914, for the St. Louis Browns
Last MLB appearance
September 27, 1919, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average.133
Home runs0
Runs batted in3
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Joseph Daniel Jenkins (October 12, 1890 – June 21, 1974) was an American right-handed Major League Baseball catcher who played for the St. Louis Browns in 1914 and the Chicago White Sox in 1917 and 1919.

Jenkins was born in Shelbyville, Tennessee, and made his major league debut on April 30, 1914. He played 19 games with the Browns that year, hitting .125 in 32 at-bats. In 1917, with the White Sox, Jenkins hit .111 in nine at-bats. In 1919, his final season, he hit .158 in 19 at-bats. He played his final game on September 27 of that year. Jenkins did not appear in either the 1917 or 1919 World Series for the White Sox.

Overall, Jenkins played three seasons in the big leagues, hitting .133 in 40 games (60 at-bats). He had two doubles, one triple, and three RBI.[1]

Though his big league career was over after 1919, Jenkins toiled in the minor leagues until 1930, when he was 39 years old. He spent seven of those years in the Pacific Coast League. In 1923, with the Salt Lake City Bees, he hit .350 with 23 doubles and nine home runs.[2]

Following his death in Fresno, California, Jenkins was interred at Belmont Memorial Park in Fresno.

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