» December 18, 1889: The Brotherhood meets and expels members who have signed National League contracts, including Jack Glasscock, John Clarkson, Kid Gleason, and George Miller. Among those expelled, Jake Beckley, Joe Mulvey, and Ed Delahanty would eventually jump back to the PL and be reinstated.
» May 30, 1893: Jake Beckley successfully pulls the "ancient" hidden-ball trick on Baltimore Oriole Joe Kelley, as Pittsburgh wins 9–1. He hides the ball under a corner of first base.
» May 29, 1895: Jake Beckley hits a 3-run home run to give Pittsburgh an 8–6 win over Washington. Under the rules of the era, which do not allow a team batting in the bottom of the last inning to win by more than one run, Beckley should be credited only with a triple. Apparently the rule is not strictly enforced.
» May 27, 1897: The Reds acquire Jake Beckley from the New York Giants.
» May 19, 1898: Jake Beckley, Reds 1B, hits three consecutive triples off Kid Nichols in a 5–4 win over Boston.
» July 8, 1901:
Player-manager George Davis leads the Giants to a 9-3 win over Cincinnati with four hits, including two inside-the-park homers, and four runs RBIs. Christy Mathewson beats Dick Scott for the 2nd time this year, though Matty's control is off. He walks four batters and hits two, including Cincy 1B Jake Beckley, who is hit in the head with a Matty pitch and knocked out for five minutes.
» October 4, 1902: When Pirates owner Barney Dreyfuss demands a game be played despite a rain-soaked Exposition Park field, Cincinnati plays most of its team out of their normal positions. First sacker Jake Beckley starts on the mound for the only time in his career, pitching four innings and giving up eight runs, four earned. Cy Seymour followed, and Turkey Mike Donlin finished up. Reds rookie pitcher Rube Vickers tries his hand at catching, and sets a modern major-league record with six passed balls to help Pittsburgh win 11-2 [It is also a record for both teams in a game. Vickers makes no effort to retrieve wide pitches, and it's a surprise he only had six passed balls.] But Dreyfuss refunds the fans' money and the Reds return their share of the gate to keep the irate fans (not for nothing were they called 'cranks') from wrecking the stadium.
» February 1, 1904: The Cards purchase veteran first baseman Jake Beckley from the Cincinnati Reds. The future Hall of Famer will have four decreasingly productive years in St. Louis before retiring.
» May 7, 1904: In St, Louis, the first-place Giants provoke a protest in winning 2-1, with a pair in the 9th off starter Jack Taylor. John McGraw, pinch running after a single by Jack Warner, scores on a single by Roger Bresnahan. As McGraw rounded 3B, with 1B coach Gilbert following him, the entire Giant team collects along the 3B line yelling, St. Louis 1B Jake Beckley complains to the ump about it and, when one of the Giants dashes to home from the coach's box, Beckley fires to an uncovered home plate, thinking it is Bresnahan trying to score. Which he then does for the win. St. Louis manager Kid Nichols protests the game, claiming, correctly, that the players left the bench in violation of rule 56, section 17. The rule states: "if one or more members of the team at bat stand or collect around a base for which a base runner is trying, thereby confusing the fielding side and adding to the difficult of making such play, the base runner shall be declared out for the interference of his teammate or teammates." NL president Pulliam rejects the complaint and many fans and writers agree, saying the protest is unmanly, as noted by historian Benton Stark (The Year They Called off the World Series).
» July 30, 1904: Cardinal pitcher Jack Taylor walks seven and tosses three wild pitches to help the host Pirates beat St. Louis, 5–2. The outcome will be viewed suspiciously because several local gamblers bet heavily on Pittsburgh before the game, but the real reason is Taylor and Jake Beckley's late night public drinking.
» January 31, 1971: The Hall of Fame Special Veterans Committee selects seven men for enshrinement: former players Jake Beckley, Joe Kelley, Harry Hooper, Rube Marquard, Chick Hafey, Dave Bancroft, and executive George Weiss.