Jake Mooty

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Jake T. Mooty

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Texas native Jake Mooty was a pitcher in professional baseball for sixteen seasons from 1935 to 1950. He spent seven seasons in the major leagues and parts of twelve in the minor leagues.

Mooty spent 1936-1937 with the Cincinnati Reds and went 0-3 in 14 games. He spent 1938 and 1939 with the Syracuse Chiefs of the International League and on October 3, 1939, Jake was drafted by the Chicago Cubs from Syracuse in the 1939 Rule V Draft.

He spent the next five seasons (1940-1944) with the Wrigley Field crew, with his best work coming in 1940 when he went 6-6 with a 2.92 ERA in 20 games. Jake finished out his big league run with a 16-23 record and a 4.03 ERA in 111 games. He wound up his major league career with the Detroit Tigers, pitching his final big league game on September 29, 1944, with a no-decision.

Mooty spent nine up-and-down seasons in the minor leagues from 1935 to 1950. He had two good years in the minors, the first coming in 1945, when he went 11-5 with a 3.12 ERA in 27 games for the Portland Beavers of the Pacific Coast League while pitching 156 innings. In 1950, at the age of 38, his last year in the pro game, he went 10-4 with a 4.08 ERA for the El Paso Texans of the class C Arizona-Texas League. Jake also had seven double-digit win seasons on his way to a minor league career record of 114-121 with a 4.25 ERA in 353 games.

After baseball, Jake went into the grocery business. He died shortly after his retirement on April 20, 1970, at the age of 58 in Fort Worth, TX.

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