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Baylor University Baseball 1941

Jack connects with a pitch in a game on Carroll Field in Waco. He was honored by The 1941 Round-Up with this solitary picture appearing on the "BASEBALL" page preceding the coverage of Baylor varsity baseball in the sports section of Baylor's annual.

Jack ended his collegiate athletic career on Saturday, May 24, 1941, in the final Southwest Conference baseball game of the season on Carroll Field in Waco. Baylor hosted Texas A & M, who with a win over Baylor would tie Texas University for the conference championship. It was a warm afternoon in Waco.  A & M scored in the top of the first, and Baylor in the bottom of the second. After that, the game settled into a tight pitchers' duel between Franklin Golden of the Bears and Lefty Bumpers of the Aggies, each giving up four hits for the afternoon. But it was not pitching alone that kept the fans on the edge of their seats; a stellar performance by Jack in center field in the last game of his collegiate career was near perfect. He was superb in every inning collecting one of four hits, walked and on base scored one of three runs and personally accounted for six of twenty-seven outs as Baylor bottled the Aggies for second place in the top of the ninth, Baylor 3 and A & M 1.

Jack was a standout on the Baylor Bears 1939, 1940 and 1941 varsity baseball squads. He earned All-Southwest Conference honors in each of the three years on teams that finished each season in third place behind Texas and Texas A & M.

Jack was considered by many to be the greatest defensive center fielder in the history of Baylor baseball.

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