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Merwin Jacobson

Merwin Jacobson
Outfielder
Born: March 7, 1894
New Britain, Connecticut
Died: January 13, 1978(1978-01-13) (aged 83)
Baltimore, Maryland
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 8, 1915 for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
May 21, 1927 for the Brooklyn Robins
Career statistics
Batting average .230
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 24
Teams

Merwin John William Jacobson (March 7, 1894 – January 13, 1978) was a backup outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for three different teams between 1915 and 1927. Listed at 5 ft 11.5 in (1.82 m), 165 lb., Jacobson batted and threw left-handed. He was born in New Britain, Connecticut.

A decent outfielder with a hard throwing arm, Jacobson entered the majors in 1915 with the New York Giants, playing for them one year before joining the Chicago Cubs (1916) and Brooklyn Robins (1926–1927). His most productive season came in 1926 with Brooklyn, when he posted a .247 batting average with 23 RBI in a career-high 110 games.

In a four-season career, Jacobson hit .230 (76-for-331) with 47 runs and 24 RBI in 133 games, including nine doubles, two triples, seven stolen bases, and a .309 on-base percentage. He made 99 outfield appearances at center field (55), right (42) and left (2), and posted a collective .973 fielding percentage.

Jacobson died in Baltimore, Maryland at age 83.

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  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  • Retrosheet
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