Forrest Vandergrift "Spook" Jacobs of Milford,
passed away Friday, February 18, 2011 at the
Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. He was 85.
Mr. Jacobs was born on November 4, 1925 in
Cheswold, son of the late Edwin F. and Norma
C. (Willey) Jacobs.
He graduated from Salem High School, Salem,
New Jersey in 1943. Immediately after graduation,
he enlisted in the United States Army where he
served as a Sergeant during World War II.
Upon return from his tour of duty, Mr. Jacobs
played professional baseball for 17 seasons,
playing for the Philadelphia Athletics, the Kansas
City Athletics, the Pittsburgh Pirates and several
minor league clubs in Cuba and Panama. He was
a speedy second baseman, known for his
aggressive style on the base paths and unique
hitting style, which earned him the nickname