Everything’s Relative

I’m back from a short hiatus.  I hope everyone is having a nice holiday season.  We went to my mom’s for a few days to celebrate.  Which brings me to my story. 

We were sitting around the table after eating our Christmas dinner and we got on topic on of relatives and our family tree.  Mom happened to mention that Dad (who had passed away a couple years ago) was related to Baby Doll Jacobson. 

For those not familiar with early baseball history, William Chester (Baby Doll) Jacobson was an outfileder between the years of 1915-1927 and posted a .311 batting average.  He held numerous fielding records (since broken).  He also had the distinction of being the biggest player in the league at the time at 6’3″ and 215 lbs.

Unfortunately, Mom didn’t have much more information like how exactly Baby Doll was related to us.  I do know he was born in Cable, Illinois not too far my hometown. 

Maybe someday I’ll take the time to find out more.


2 Responses to “Everything’s Relative”

  1. I’m related to Baby Doll too. He is my great-grandfather – my mother’s, mother’s father.

  2. for real?

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