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Jake Beckley
Original name: Jacob Peter Beckley
Birth: Aug. 4, 1867
Ralls County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jun. 25, 1918
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. A hard-hitting first baseman, he joined the Pittsburgh Alleghenies (later called the Pirates) of the National League in 1888, and also played for the Giants, Reds, and Cardinals before he left the majors in 1907. Beckley was a master of the hidden-ball trick, and caught many runners napping off first base. He amassed 2,930 hits and batted .308 in his 20-year major league career, and held the record for games played by a first baseman until 1994, when Eddie Murray passed him. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1971. (bio by: anonymous) 
Family links: 
  Bernhard Beckley (1833 - 1898)
  Rosine Beckley (1842 - 1928)
  Georganna Rupp Beckley (1864 - 1930)*
  Mary E. Murphy Beckley (1867 - 1891)*
  Anna Mary Beckley Miller (1864 - 1941)*
  Jake Beckley (1867 - 1918)
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Heart Disease
Riverside Cemetery
Marion County
Missouri, USA
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Record added: Jul 25, 1999
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