- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 167 lb.
- Debut August 10, 1888
- Final Game August 19, 1890
- Born August 9, 1863 in Memphis, TN CSA
- Died March 16, 1927 in Hendersonville, NC USA
Jake Wells was in the big leagues during two years. In 1888 he was a teammate of the Big Four, while in 1890 he was a teammate of Hall of Famer Tommy McCarthy. He spent multiple seasons managing in the minor leagues, from either 1894 or 1895 to 1899. He was president of the Virginia League for part of 1900 and then from 1906-1909. Following his death, he was interred at St. Mary Cemetery in Norfolk, VA.