Jimmy Sheckard rounding third heading home, West Side Grounds in Chicago, located between West Polk Street, South Walcott Ave., West Taylor Street on near north side of Chicago. 1907 Photo from Chicago Daily News courtsey of Chicago Historical Society
Jimmy Sheckard, Brooklyn Dodgers & Chicago Cubs Outfielder played on five pennant winning teams. A left handed batter, he threw right handed and was a noted defensive outfielder during his 17 seasons in the majors, 1897-1913.
Jimmy Sheckard broke in with the Brooklyn Dodgers at age 19, and in his first four full years in majors hit .291, .295, .300 and a torrid .353 in 1901 when he led the National League with 19 triples. He captured two NL stolen base crowns with 77 in 1899 and with 67 in 1903. On September 23 and 24 1901 he connected on grand slam homers, one of just four NL players in the 1900s to hit bases loaded homers in two consecutive games.
Traded to the Cubs in 1906, Jimmy Sheckard's aggressive style of base running helped them win four pennants in five years, 1906-1908, 1910. A first-class leadoff batter, he struck out only 233 times in 7605 at bats, lined 2084 career hits, collected 1135 walks, scored 1296 runs and his 465 career stolen bases places him in the top-50 all-time. Samuel James Sheckard Baseball Player