Jake Beckley

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Birthdate 8/4/1867
Death Date 6/25/1918
Debut Year 1888
Year of Induction 1971
Teams Cardinals, Giants, Pirates, Reds
Position First Base

Jake Beckley set a record by playing in 2,380 games at first base from 1888-1907. The record stood until Eddie Murray broke the record in 1994.

 

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Nineteenth-century Hall of Famer Jake Beckley finished with 2,938 hits; he still holds the career record for putouts by a first baseman

Nineteenth-century Hall of Famer Jake Beckley finished with 2,938 hits; he still holds the career record for putouts by a first baseman

After debuting with the Pittsburgh Alleghenys in 1888, durable performer Jake Beckley established himself as one of the best first basemen in the early days of the game. From 1893-1901 Beckley finished in the top ten in games played four times. He played in the most career games at first base until

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