Jesse Haines
Birthdate 7/22/1893
Death Date 8/5/1978
Debut Year 1918
Year of Induction 1970
Teams Cardinals, Reds
Position Pitcher

Jesse Haines pitched in four World Series winning two spanning from 1926-1934. He was in the inaugural class for the Cardinals Hall of Fame. 

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In the collection:

Original 1933 Goudey autographed by Jesse Haines

Original 1933 Goudey autographed by Jesse Haines

One of the favorite productions in the collection is the 1933 Goudey Chewing Gum baseball card set. Many Goudeys can be found on this site including this one signed by Cardinals pitcher Jesse Haines. A two-time World Champ, Haines pitched in six World Series games, going 3-1 with a 1.67 earned run average. His efforts gained him
Draper-Maynard contract signed by Jesse Haines in 1931

Draper-Maynard contract signed by Jesse Haines in 1931

By the time Jesse Haines signed this contract on May 15, 1931 he had already won 171 games for the St. Louis Cardinals. A three-time 20-game winner, Haines had his best seasons before signing this agreement with Draper-Maynard glove company. The veteran of 19 big leagues seasons ended his career wit
Former teammate Frank Frisch vows to do a

Former teammate Frank Frisch vows to do a "thorough job" as member of HoF Vets Committee

Jesse Haines’ selection to the Hall of Fame is highly suspect. He won as many as 14 games in a season only four times yet had six seasons of at least 20 starts in which he failed to post double-figure win totals.  He struck out as many as 100 batters only once in a season and received MVP con

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Frankie Frisch’s Vets Committee selections defined and damaged the Hall

January 4th, 2017 Leave a comment

Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Sandy Koufax, and Cy Young are in everyone’s Hall of Fame. Marginal players like the ones selected on Frankie Frisch’s watch on the Veterans Committee have helped define and damage the Hall of Fame.

His five most glaring selections — George Kelly, Jesse Haines, Dave Bancroft, Ross Youngs, and Chick Hafey have ignited many arguments. Here’s a big reason why: Imagine if your favorite player is Keith Hernandez and you think he should be in Cooperstown. He’s flat out a better first baseman than George Kelly. Hernandez was in fact a better player than any of the five Frisch selections. There are likely hundreds of players better than the Frisch Five.

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