Jake Weimer baseball card
November 29, 1873
June 19, 1928 (aged 54)
|Batted: Right||Threw: Left|
|April 17, 1903 for the Chicago Cubs|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 28, 1909 for the New York Giants|
|Earned run average||2.23|
Jacob Weimer, nicknamed "Tornado Jake" (November 29, 1873 - June 19, 1928), was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Chicago Cubs (1903-1905), Cincinnati Reds (1906-1908) and New York Giants (1909). Weimer batted right-handed and threw left-handed. He was born in Ottumwa, Iowa.
Weimer emerged as one of the Chicago Cubs top starting pitchers in the first part of 20th century. He went 21-9 with a 2.30 ERA in his 1903 rookie season and 20-14 with 1.91 in his sophomore year. After going 18-12 with 2.26 in 1905, he was sent to the Cincinnati Reds for third baseman Harry Steinfeldt before 1906. In a trade that benefited both teams, Steinfeld hit .327 to lead the Cubs to their first World Series and Weimer won 20 games for Cincinnati, but eventually faded and was sent to the New York Giants after two subpar seasons. He played his final game with the Giants in 1909.
Weimer died in Chicago, Illinois, at the age of 54.