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Jacob Garland "Jake" Stahl (April 13 1879 - September 18 1922) was an American first baseman and manager in Major League Baseball with the Boston Red Sox, Washington Senators, and New York Highlanders. A graduate of the University of Illinois, he was a member of the Kappa Kappa chapter of Sigma Chi. He started off as a catcher before being traded to the Senators, where he moved to first base full-time, with occasional stints in the outfield. He was regarded as a good fielder and an average hitter, although he did lead all hitters in the American League in home runs with 10 in 1910.

As a player-manager, he led the Senators to two seventh-place finishes, and in his second managerial stint led the Red Sox to the 1912 World Series title. Unfortunately, his success was short-lived, as he had a falling out with his teammates and resigned midway through the 1913 season. His successor, Bill Carrigan, would win two more World Series titles for the Sox. Stahl died in Monrovia, California at age 43.

Stahl was not related to Red Sox teammate Chick Stahl, despite contemporary accounts erroneously listing them as brothers.

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Preceded by:
Patsy Donovan
Washington Senators Manager
1905–1906
Succeeded by:
Joe Cantillon
Preceded by:
Ty Cobb
American League Home Run Champion
1910
Succeeded by:
Frank Baker
Preceded by:
Patsy Donovan
Boston Red Sox Manager
1912–1913
Succeeded by:
Bill Carrigan

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