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Jake Flowers

St. Louis Cardinals player and Eastern Shore Native who played in the 1931 World Series.


          Cambridge native D’Arcy Raymond Flowers, aka Jake, graduated from Cambridge High School in 1919, Vice President of his class.  From there, he went to Washington College in Chestertown to play sports for Colonel Tom Kibler- basketball, football and baseball and ended in their Hall of Fame.

          He was mainly an infielder and began his professional career back home with the Cambridge Canners in 1922-23.  In 1922 he led the league in homeruns with 14.

          From here Jake played 13 games for the St. Louis Cardinals in the major leagues- he was  only 21.  He wouldn’t play in the majors again until 1926 with the Cardinals.  He would go to the World Series that year, against the Yankees, winning the series in 7 games- his first World Championship.

          From 1927 to 1930, Jake played for the Brooklyn Robins.  In 1931, he started with the Robins playing 22 games before being traded back to the St. Louis Cardinals in time to win the pennant.  In the World Series, the Cardinals faced and beat the Philadelphia Athletics, winning the Championship in seven games.


          American baseball players infielder Jake Flowers (left) (1902 – 1962) and pitcher Paul Derringer (1906 – 1987) of the St. Louis Cardinals sit for a portrait and display the bandages on the wounds they received before Game Five of the 1931 World Series at Shibe Park, Philadelphia, October 7, 1931. Flowers was struck by a ball during practice before Game Four and Derringer was hit during Game One. The Cardinals won the fifth game 5-1 and took the series in seven games. (Photo by FPG/Getty Images)

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