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Jack Tobin Jack Tobin

Outfielder, Left-handed St. Louis Terries, Federal Major League 1914-1915; US Military 1916-1917; St Louis Browns, American League 1916-1926; Washington Senators 1926; Boston Red Sox 1926-27

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Born in St. Louis in 1892, Jack Tobin spent most of his career playing in his hometown. He joined the St. Louis Federal League team in 1914 and the following year led the league with 184 base hits. When the league folded, he moved to the St. Louis Browns. As their regular right fielder from 1918 through 1924, he joined Ken Williams and “Baby Doll” Jacobson in a potent, .300-hitting outfield.

J ack Tobin led off for the Browns and garnered over 200 hits for four straight seasons, from 1920 through 1924, with a high of 236 in 1921, when he batted a career-best .352. He scored 132 runs in 1921 and 122 in 1922, when the Browns came within a game of winning the pennant. The 142-pound Jack Tobin, who batted and threw lefthanded, exhibited surprising power in 1921 when he led the AL with 18 triples. In both 1922 and 1923 he hit 13 home runs.

In 13 seasons, Jack Tobin batted .309, had 1,906 hits, and scored 936 runs. He was a coach for the Browns from 1949 through 1951 and later scouted for the team. He died in 1969.
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Image, Source: original negative

Baseball player Jack Tobin, St. Louis Browns, holding a baseball bat on the field at Comiskey Park in Chicago


Informal full-length portrait of baseball player Jack Tobin, of the American League's St. Louis Browns, holding a baseball bat, dark exposure, standing in a batting stance on the field at Comiskey Park, which was located at 324 West 35th Street and bounded by West 34th Street, South Shield's Avenue (formerly Portland Avenue), and South Wentworth Avenue in the Armour Square community area of Chicago, Illinois.

This photonegative taken by a Chicago Daily News photographer may have been published in the newspaper.

Cite as: SDN-063292, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago Historical Society.

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