Jacob Goodman

First Base
TEAM: Milwaukee Grays, Pittsburgh Alleghenys
Born: Sept. 1853 - March 9, 1890

Goodman made his big league debut on May 2, 1878, as a first baseman for the Milwaukee Grays, a team that spent a single season in the National League, and he hit the first home run in the franchise’s brief history. He returned to the major leagues for a brief stint with the Pittsburgh Alleghenys of the upstart American Association in 1882, but his playing time was limited. In 1890, at the age of 36, he suffered a stroke at his father’s house and passed away a few days later.

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