All-Time Indians: Brook Jacoby

 

Name: Brook Wallace Jacoby     Position: Third Base        
                Number: 26          
Tribe Time: 1984-1991,1992           DOB: 11/23/1959        
Accolades: 2 Time All-Star (1986, 1990)          
Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS SB% OBP SLG AVG OPS ISOP
Best Season (1987) 155 540 73 162 26 4 32 69 292 75 73 2 3 40% .387 .541 .300 .928 .241
Career 1240 4314 521 1178 192 24 120 524 1778 428 738 14 25 36% .338 .412 .273 .750 .139

Brook Jacoby was never a great player, but he ended up being one of the best third basemen in Indians history after a fairly long starting career at that position. In 1983, the Indians sent aging starter Len Barker to the Atlanta Braves for two young hitters, Brett Butler and Jacoby. The trade worked incredibly well for the Indians who aquired their starting third baseman and center fielder for most of the next decade.

Jacoby's best years came from 1985-1987 when he averaged more than 20 home runs a season with almost 80 RBI per season. Even after his prime, he continued to produce, ending his time with the Tribe with more than 500 RBI and runs, 190 doubles and 120 home runs. Nearing the trade deadline in 1991, Jacoby was traded to Oakland to finish out the last year of his contract. In 1992, he resigned with Cleveland as a free agent to finish out his career. The Indians already had their new third baseman (Jim Thome) ready to go, so they no longer had any need of Jacoby's services in 1993. Brook Jacoby is the current batting coach for the Cincinatti Reds.

About Joseph Coblitz

Joseph is the primary writer and editor of BurningRiverBaseball.com and has been since it's inception in 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Akron and currently resides in Goodyear, Arizona.

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