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  • ID: I13868
  • Name: James Charles Jacob Bagby 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 5 OCT 1899 in Barnett, Warren County, Georgia 2 3 4 5 6
  • Death: 28 JUL 1954 in Kennestone Hospital, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia 5 7 6
  • Event: World War 1 Draft Card On file
  • Burial: Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia 5 6
  • Event: Tombstone Photo On file
  • Medical Information: tall, medium build, blue eyes, brown hair 8
  • Note:
    Per Diane Sykes, the couple's granddaughter (28 February 2010), Jim and Mabel met when he was playing baseball in Birmingham. She was wearing a red dress and stood out enough to catch his attention. When he called Clarence's attention to the attractive woman in the red dress, Clarence said, "That's my sister."
    ==
    I have a number of articles about Jim; only a few are transcribed below.
    ==
    Atchison [Kansas] Daily Globe, 29 July 1954, page 7:
    Sports in Brief:

    Marietta, Ga. (AP) -- Jim (Sarge) Bagby, who helped pitched the Cleveland Indians to the 1920 world championship of baseball, died yesterday.

    Bagby, whose full name ws James Charles Jacob Bagby Sr., won 31 games and lost 12 for the Indians in 1920 and in the World Series against Brooklyn became the first pitcher ever to his a series home run.

    The 64-year-old mound star had been in bad health since he suffered a stroke in 1942. He died at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, where he had lived for the past several years.

    Survivors include a son, Jim Jr., who followed his famous father as a major league pitcher in the 1930s. He is now employed at the Lockheed Aircraft plant here.
    ==
    Biographical Dictionary of American Sports
    David L. Porter
    [page 48]

    BAGBY, James Charles Jacob, Sr. “Sarge” (b. October 5, 1889, Barnett, GA; d. July 28, 1954, Marietta, GA), player and umpire, was major league baseball’s best pitcher in 1920. He lead the Cleveland Indians (AL) to their first AL pennant while topping the AL with 31 wins, a .721 winning percentage, 339.2 innings pitched, 48 mound appearances, 30 complete games, and 6 relief victories. His 2.89 ERA, however, remains the highest for a 30-game winner in the twentieth century. In the World Series against the Brooklyn Robins (NL), Bagby lost the second game and rebounded to win the strange Game 5. With two teammates on base, he hit the first-ever World Series HR by a pitcher. Elmer Smith* preceded him with the first-ever World Series grand-slam HR and Bill Wambsganss* followed with his unique, unassisted triple play.

    The son of W.H. Bagby and Minnie (Rocker) Bagby, the Georgia native completed high school at Richmond Academy and earned his nickname there. In 1910, he entered professional baseball with Augusta, GA (SAL) and Hattiesburg, MS (CSL). Montgomery, AL (SA) sold him to the Cincinnati Reds (NL) in 1912 and reacquired him after he compiled a 2-1 record with the Reds. Over the next two years, he became an established pitcher and a respected hitter with New Orleans, LA (SA). In 1915, he hurled 293 innings and batted .270 in 58 games before being sold to the Cleveland Indians.

    [page 49]
    Aside from his superb 1920 campaign, Bagby enjoyed only one other 20-win season with a 23-13 slate in 1917. He achieved a 17-11 mark in 1919 and finished around .500 in three other years. After sagging to a 4-5 in 1922, he was waived in November to the Pittsburgh Pirates (NL) and won three of five decisions in his final major league season. Overall, his major league career record included 127 victories, 88 defeats, and a 3.11 ERA. The sturdy six-footed, who threw right-handed and was nicknamed “Sarge,” allowed many hits but few walkers. Twenty-one of his wins came in relief. He was credited with 29 career saves, although primarily a starting pitcher. A switch-hitter, he batted .218 lifetime. Not surprisingly, his best offensive year occurred in 1920, when he made 33 hits and belted one of his two regular-season HR.

    Bagby finished the 1923 campaign with Seattle, WA (PCL) and played in the minor leagues until 1930. His final stop came at York, PA (NYPL). He umpired until suffering a stroke during a 1942 PiL game. After his baseball career, he owned a cleaning and dyeing establishment in Atlanta, GA. He married Mabel Margaret Smith on February 10, 1913. Their son, Jim, Jr., another right-hander, won 97 games and lost 96 contests between 1938 and 1947 with the Boston Red Sox (AL), Cleveland Indians (AL), and Pittsburgh Pirates (NL).

    BIBLIOGRAPHY: James Bagby file, National Baseball Library, Cooperstown, NY; “The Baseball Encyclopedia”, 10th ed. (New York, 1996); Richard M. Cohen et al., eds., “The World Series” (New York, 1979); Bill James, “The Baseball Book 1992” (New York, 1992); Franklin Lewis, “The Cleveland Indians” (New York, 1949); John Thorn et al., eds., “Total Baseball”, 5th ed. (New York, 1997); John Thorn et al., eds., “Total Indians” (New York, 1996)

    A.D. Suehsdorf
    ==
    Washington Post, 26 August 1922, page 11:
    CLEVELAND PITCHER'S CONDITION IMPROVING
    New York, Aug. 25, -- Jim Bagby, pitcher of the Indians, who was operated on for appendicitis the other day, is improving steadily. Tris Speaker and Leslie Nunamaker, among others, visited the big pitcher at the hospital today and found him cheerful and as comfortable as one might expect.

    His wound is sore and somewhat larger than the ordinary incision for the reason that the appendix was misplaced. The surgeon made the usual cut and then could not locate the infected member. So he made a larger incision and was able to perform the operation. Bagby will be able to return to Cleveland in a fortnight.
    ==
    1920 Census, Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, SD 10, ED 97, MD 1269, page 168b, dwelling 112, family 116:
    Bagby, William H., head, owns home, unknown mortgage, male, 52, married, GA, GA, GA, cashier[?[, city, for wages
    ___, Minnie, wife, female, 51, married, GA, GA, GA
    ___, Earl E., son, male, 12, single, in school, GA, GA, GA
    [break]
    ___, James C., son, male, 30, married, GA, GA, GA, baseball, professional pitcher, for wages
    ___, Mable M., daughter-in-law, female, 25, TN, GA[!], TN
    ___, Mable M., granddaughter, female, 6, single, AL, GA, TN
    ___, James C. Jr, grandson, male, 3 3[?]/12, single, OH, GA, TN
    613 Chaffee Avenue. Enumerated 5 January 1920 by John C. Lewis. All white, literate, speak English unless noted. This entry is continued (at "[break]" above) on page 178b].

    1930 Census, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, ward 9, block 88, ED 61-121, SD 4, page 127b, dwelling 162, family 485:
    Bagby, James C., head, rents home for $85, male, 40, married at 23, GA, GA, GA, manager, professional baseball club, for wages, not a veteran
    ___, Mabel, wife, female, 36, married at 18, TN, TN, TN
    ___, Mabel N., daughter, female, 15, single, in school, AL, GA, TN
    ___, James C. Jr., son, male, 13, single, in school, OH, GA, TN
    ___, Betty, daughter, female, 7, single, in school, OH, GA, TN
    Smith, Margaret, mother0in-law, female, 65, widowed, married at 25, TN, TN, TN
    Bagby, Roy, brother, male, 37, single, GA, GA, GA, proprieter, dry clening, employed, veteran of the World War
    624 Boneventure Avenue NE. Enumerated 9 April 1930 by Mrs. Jessie E. Allison; all white, literate, speak English unless noted.




    Father: William H. Bagby
    Mother: Minerva Rocker

    Marriage 1 Mabel Margaret Smith b: MAR 1894 in (prob) Cocke County, Tennessee
    • Married: 10 FEB 1913 in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama 9 10 11 12
    • Marriage License: ABT 10 FEB 1913 in Get: Jefferson County, Alabama
    Children
    1. Has No Children Mabel M. Bagby b: ABT 1915 in (prob) Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama
    2. Has Children James Charles Jacob Bagby , Jr. b: 8 SEP 1916 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
    3. Has No Children Betty Bagby b: ABT 1923 in (prob) Hamilton County, Ohio

    Sources:
    1. Title: Biographical Dictionary of American Sports: Baseball, Revised and Expanded Edition, A-F
      Author: Porter, David F., editor
      Publication: 2000: Greenwood Press, West Port, Connecticut
      Note: Brief excerpts transcribed in the notes of John Charles Jacob Bagby.
      Repository:
      Note: Google Books
      Media: Book
      Text: "The son of W.H. Bagby and Minnie (Rocker) Bagby"
    2. Title: World War 1 Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
      Publication: Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah, 2005
      Note: Original data: United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls.
      Repository:
      Media: Electronic
      Page: John Charles Bagby, Augusta Georgia, board 2
      Text: born 5 October 1889 in Barnett, Georgia
    3. Title: United States Census - 1920
      Note: The enumeration date was 1 January 1920.
      Repository:
      Note: National Archives and Records Administration
      Media: Microfilm
      Page: Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, SD 10, ED 97, MD 1269, page 168b, dwelling 112, family 116
      Text: age 30, born in Georgia
    4. Title: United States Census - 1930
      Note: The enumeration date was 1 April 1930, except in Alaska, with an enumeration date of 1 October 1929
      Repository:
      Note: National Archives and Records Administration
      Media: Microfilm
      Page: Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, ward 9, block 88, ED 61-121, SD 4, page 127b, dwelling 162, family 485
      Text: age 40, born in Georgia
    5. Title: FindAGrave.com
      Note: User-submitted tombstone transcriptions; photos and obituaries sometimes included. While many records are added clearly the result of blanket cemetery transcriptions, others may very well have been posted by people who have not personally visited and checked the tombstone. Quite a few people fill in details that are not on the stone and may or may not be correct. Unless a tombstone photo is specifically mentioned in the footnote, no photo was present for the entry at the time of the citation, making the citation more suspect.
      Note: Not edited; subject to transcription and many other types of errors
      Repository:
      Note: http://www.findagrave.com/
      Media: Electronic
      Text: James Charles Jacob Bagby, Sr., born 5 October 1889 in Barnett, Warren County, Georgia, died 28 July 1954 in Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, "Major League Baseball Player. He was a pitcher for the Cleveland Indians from 1916 to 1922. He also played for Cincinnati and Pittsburgh. He hit a home run in the 1920 World Series. Following his professional baseball career, he was a minor league umpire. He is the father of professional baseball player Jim Bagby, Jr. (bio by: Evening Blues)", Westview Cemetery, Fulton County, Georgia, section 35, lot 447, grave 3, record added 12 October 2003 by Evening Blues, not otherwise identified
    6. Title: FindAGrave.com
      Note: User-submitted tombstone transcriptions; photos and obituaries sometimes included. While many records are added clearly the result of blanket cemetery transcriptions, others may very well have been posted by people who have not personally visited and checked the tombstone. Quite a few people fill in details that are not on the stone and may or may not be correct. Unless a tombstone photo is specifically mentioned in the footnote, no photo was present for the entry at the time of the citation, making the citation more suspect.
      Note: Not edited; subject to transcription and many other types of errors
      Repository:
      Note: http://www.findagrave.com/
      Media: Electronic
      Text: photo taken at my request in Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia by Scott A. Steinbrink 12 October 2010: "James C. Bagby, Sr./1889-1954"
    7. Title: Obituary: John Charles Jacob Bagby
      Author: Atchison [Kansas] Daily Globe
      Publication: 29 July 1954, page 7
      Note: Transcription in his notes.
      Repository:
      Media: Newspaper
      Text: died "yesterday" in Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Georgia
    8. Title: World War 1 Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
      Publication: Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah, 2005
      Note: Original data: United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls.
      Repository:
      Media: Electronic
      Page: John Charles Bagby, Augusta Georgia, board 2
      Text: tall, medium build, blue eyes, brown hair
    9. Title: United States Census - 1930
      Note: The enumeration date was 1 April 1930, except in Alaska, with an enumeration date of 1 October 1929
      Repository:
      Note: National Archives and Records Administration
      Media: Microfilm
      Page: Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, ward 9, block 88, ED 61-121, SD 4, page 127b, dwelling 162, family 485
      Text: married 17-18 years
    10. Title: Biographical Dictionary of American Sports: Baseball, Revised and Expanded Edition, A-F
      Author: Porter, David F., editor
      Publication: 2000: Greenwood Press, West Port, Connecticut
      Note: Brief excerpts transcribed in the notes of John Charles Jacob Bagby.
      Repository:
      Note: Google Books
      Media: Book
      Text: "He married Mabel Margaret Smith on February 10, 1913."
    11. Title: Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957
      Publication: FamilySearch.org
      Note: Standard index.
      Note: Original record should be obtained.
      Repository:
      Media: Electronic
      Text: J.C. Bagby to Mabel Margaret Smith, born in 1895, age 18, married 10 February 1913 in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, both white, single
    12. Title: Obituary: Margaret (Dennis) Smith
      Author: Unknown
      Note: Clipping sent by Rich Gatto at Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham. Probably from the Birmingham News, 2 July 1951.
      Note: Original source should be determined
      Repository:
      Media: Newspaper
      Text: "Survived by 5 daughters, Mrs. Newton N. Levy of B’ham; Mrs. A.Y. McConnell, West Palm Beach, Fla.; Mrs. Pearl S. Yancey, Orlando, Fla.; Mrs. Alvin Fredricks, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. J.C. Bagby Sr., Atlanta, Ga.; a number of grandchildren"
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