Thursday, January 4, 2018

Fred Jacobs

Fred Francis Jacobs

September 14, 1907
Howell, MI

May 9, 1978
Toledo, OH

1927-28 Woodward High School - Toledo (High School)
1928-29 Toledo Red Men (Independent)
1929-30 Toledo Red Men (NPBL)
1930-31 Toledo Red Men (ABL)
1930-31 Dayton Kellys (Independent)
1931-32 Toledo Red Men (Independent)
1932-33 Toledo Red Men (NPBL)

Born in rural Michigan, his family moved to Toledo where Fred played baseball, basketball and football at Woodward HS. He played pro and semi-pro basketball as well as semi-pro football in the early 1930's. He would go on to work at AP Parts company for many years. He died in 1978 following a brief illness.

His brother, Amos Jacobs, would go on to be a very popular actor and entertainer in Hollywood under the stage name Danny Thomas (which makes actress Marlo Thomas Fred's niece). The two of them were instrumental in the building of a St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Tennessee.

Obituary, Toledo Blade, May 10, 1978


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