Jackie D. Uhey
- Bats Both, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 165 lb.
- High School William S. Hart High School
- Born ~1956
Jack Uhey reached AAA as a player.
Uhey was taken by the Chicago Cubs in the 13th round of the 1974 amateur draft. He made his pro debut that year with the GCL Cubs, going 4-1 with a 3.15 ERA and only six walks in 40 innings. In 1975, Uhey had a 3-6, 2 Sv, 3.44 record for the Key West Cubs.
Jackie spent 1976 with the Clinton Pilots, where he was 6-5 with a 3.94 ERA. His control remained sharp with 23 walks in 105 innings pitched. The right-hander was 10-10 with a 3.52 ERA for the '77 Pompano Beach Cubs with 28 walks in 143 innings.
In 1980, Uhey was back with the Victoria Mussels, an independent team. He was 2-4 with a 4.92 ERA but hit .233 at the plate. The next year, Jack went 7-1 with a 2.65 ERA for the Utica Blue Sox, another independent club. He led the New York-Penn League in ERA.
His 1981 performance earned Uhey another contract with a MLB club. He signed with the Milwaukee Brewers and split 1982 between the El Paso Diablos (3-2, 2 Sv, 4.78, 73 H in 52 2/3 IP) and the Vancouver Canadians (Sv, 5 runs in 7 innings in his AAA stint). That ended his career as a pitcher.
Uhey began scouting for the San Francisco Giants in 1984. He has since been a longtime scout for the Angels. He signed Steve Reed, Jamie Burke and Bobby Jenks among others. In 2009, he was the Angels' Northwest Area Scouting Director.