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  • Former Athletics second baseman Spook Jacobs passes away

    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
    "Spook".
    http://groups.google.com/group/alt.o...c542e7e1?pli=1

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