Baseball player, Jake Thielman, St. Louis Cardinals, warming up, throwing near dugout prior to game against Chicago Cubs. CREATED/PUBLISHED 1905. SUMMARY
Full-length portrait of Jake Thielman, baseball player, pitcher, National League St. Louis Cardinals, warming up, throwing near dugout at West Side Grounds, which was located between West Polk Street, South Wolcott Avenue (formerly Lincoln Street), West Taylor Street, and South Wood Street, in the Near West Side community area of Chicago, Illinois. Negative SDN-003420, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago Historical Society.
Jake Thielman came from a baseball family in St. Cloud, Minnesota. His younger brother Henry also pitched in the major leagues. Jake had a very productive rookie season, 1905, with the St Louis CArdinals. He had a 15-16 record with a fine 3.50 earned run average, completed 26-of-29 games, 242 innings. The next season John Thielman was injury plagued, pitching in just one game. Traded to Cleveland he finished with a 11-8 record in 1907.