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Jack Coombs

Jack Coombs
MLB Player information
NameJack Coombs
MLB debutJuly 5, 1906 for the Philadelphia Athletics
Last MLB appearanceJuly 18, 1920 for the Detroit Tigers
Career statistics
Win-loss record158-110
Earned run average2.78
* Philadelphia Athletics (1906-1914) * Brooklyn Robins (1915-1918) * Detroit Tigers (1920)

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John Wesley "Jack" Coombs (November 18, 1882 April 15, 1957), nicknamed Colby Jack after his alma mater, was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played with the Philadelphia Athletics (1906 1914), Brooklyn Robins (1915 1918), and Detroit Tigers (1920). Coombs set a number of records in the American League and World League which stand to this day, and, when he won 31 games while losing nine in 1910, he became one of only 13 pitchers to win 30 games in a season since 1900.Born in LeGrand, Iowa, Coombs was a 1906 graduate of Colby College in Waterville, Maine, where he was a chemistry major and a member of Delta Upsilon. He also participated in football, track, and tennis. Colby's baseball field is named for him.

Three weeks after graduating, he pitched in his first major league game for Philadelphia. His best season was 1910. Besides his record of 31-9, he led the American League in wins (31), games played (45), and shutouts (13). He also won three games in the 1910 World Series, in which the Athletics defeated the Chicago Cubs. He made appearances in the 1911 and 1916 World Series. In 1919, he was the manager of the Philadelphia Phillies for one season before he returned to playing.

Coombs became a championship-winning coach at Duke University (1929 1952) who sent many players to the majors. Duke University's baseball field is named after him.

He spent his retirement as a sports historian and writer. In 1945, he published, "Baseball - Individual Play and Team Strategy".

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Dorset Echo--Craig Roper is likely to be sidelined for two to three weeks with a nasty ankle injury he sustained at the County Ground, while -Jack- Robinson and Shane ... - Date : Fri, 12 Nov 2010 08:42:25 GMT+00:00
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Dorset Echo--On the pitch, Merley translated their promising early play into a goal on 13 minutes when -Jack- Avery nodded home at the far post. ... - Date : Mon, 15 Nov 2010 09:32:10 GMT+00:00
Stevens Park golf course closing Dec. 1 for reconstruction - Dallas Morning News (blog) Tweet this news
Dallas Morning News (blog)--The project will include erosion control along -Coombs- Creek, will bring in recycled water from Dallas Water Utilities for irrigation and add two acres of ... - Date : Wed, 10 Nov 2010 18:34:18 GMT+00:00
Dream of special market over for Nanaimo couple - Tweet this news had visions of recreating a business similar to -Coombs- Country Market. But it seemed every time she turned around something had to be repaired or ... - Date : Wed, 11 Aug 2010 11:56:35 GMT+00:00
Today in baseball history - Richmond Times Dispatch Tweet this news
Richmond Times Dispatch--By Staff Reports | Times-Dispatch 1910 -- -Jack Coombs- of the Philadelphia A's and Ed Walsh of the Chicago White Sox hooked up in a 16-inning scoreless tie. ... - Date : Wed, 04 Aug 2010 04:08:50 GMT+00:00
Alcohol served for the first time on Wildwood Boardwalk - Press of Atlantic City Tweet this news
Press of Atlantic City--I think that's pretty important," said Capt'n Jacks bartender Russ -Coombs-. Business looked pretty good as customers sipped frozen drinks, imported and ... - Date : Sat, 31 Jul 2010 20:55:45 GMT+00:00
Revealed: The tragic chain of events which led to death of ex-Tory MP's son on ... - Daily Mail Tweet this news
Daily Mail--This week the family was too distraught to talk to the Mail, but in a statement -Jack Coombs- said: 'Adam effectively went to sleep and never woke up. ... - Date : Thu, 17 Jun 2010 22:07:13 GMT+00:00
Teenage son of former Tory MP dies of suspected opium overdose on hippy trail - Tweet this news a statement Mr and Mrs -Coombs- and Adam's brother -Jack-, 22, said last night: "Adam had just finished several weeks teaching in a local school and was due ... - Date : Sat, 12 Jun 2010 10:25:42 GMT+00:00
Mid-coast area track; June 3, 2010 - Times Record (blog) Tweet this news
Times Record (blog)--South Portland (Jenacee Bradbury, Cheyenne -Coombs-, Sophia Desjardins, Angela Tirabassi), 2. Mt. Ararat, 3. Gorham, 4. Lisbon, 5. Scarborough, 6. ... - Date : Thu, 03 Jun 2010 18:14:17 GMT+00:00
Is it a road or footpath? - Milford Mercury Tweet this news
Milford Mercury--Dear editor, With regard to the -Coombs- and Baisley Pool access road or footpath, as was described in the Mercury dated April 8. What constitutes a road or ... - Date : Fri, 16 Apr 2010 08:41:42 GMT+00:00

Preceded by
George Mullin
American League Wins Champion
Succeeded by
Joe Wood
Preceded by
Pat Moran
Philadelphia Phillies manager
Succeeded by
Gavvy Cravath

Philadelphia Athletics 1910 World Series Champions

Frank Baker * Jack Barry * Chief Bender * Eddie Collins * Jack Coombs * Harry Davis * Topsy Hartsel * Jack Lapp * Bris Lord * Danny Murphy * Lefty Russell * Amos Strunk * Ira Thomas

Philadelphia Athletics 1911 World Series Champions

Frank Baker * Jack Barry * Chief Bender * Eddie Collins * Jack Coombs * Harry Davis * Jack Lapp * Bris Lord * Stuffy McInnis * Danny Murphy * Rube Oldring * Eddie Plank * Lefty Russell * Amos Strunk * Ira Thomas

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