James Wesley Hook
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 182 lb.
- School Northwestern University
- High School Grayslake Central High School
- Debut September 3, 1957
- Final Game May 3, 1964
- Born November 18, 1936 in Waukegan, IL USA
Hook attended Northwestern University in 1956 and 1957, the same years as Chuck Lindstrom and Dave Hill. Jay was born in Waukegan, IL, in northern Illinois, and attended Grayslake Central High School, also in northern Illinois.
Hook was the first pitcher in the history of the Mets to win a game, after the team had lost its first nine games.
After his baseball days, Hook used his mechanical engineering degree from Northwestern. Always a car lover, he went to work for Chrysler, and then went to Rockwell International, where he was involved with the business operations for truck parts and subway undercarriages. After that he was a senior executive at Masco Corp. When he retired from corporate work, he taught manufacturing management at Northwestern and bought a farm in Michigan. Source: Where Are They Now?
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 2 (1960 & 1962)