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Jacob Peter Beckley (August 4, 1867 - June 25, 1918), nicknamed "Eagle Eye", was a Major League Baseball player at the turn of the 20th century.

During a career which spanned from 1888 to 1907, Jake played predominantly at first base for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1888-1889, 1891-1896), New York Giants (1896-1897), Cincinnati Reds (1897-1903) and St. Louis Cardinals (1904-1907). He was a regular run producer, knocking in 1575 runs over his career.

After his Major League career ended, Beckley became a player/manager for Kansas City in the American Association in 1908-1909, managed Bartlesville in the Western Association in 1910, and served as an umpire in the Federal League in 1913.

He was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971.

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