» April 29, 1936:
Tiger first sacker Hank Greenberg breaks his left wrist in a baseline collision with Washington's Jake Powell and is finished for the season. It will be suggested that Powell's anti-Semitism is behind the crash. This is the same wrist that Greenberg broke in the 2nd game of the 1935 World Series. The Tigers lose, 7–3 to Pete Appleton as they collect just two hits, one a 9th inning home run by Al Simmons.
» April 30, 1936: The hits keep coming for Detroit. Tigers player/manager Mickey Cochrane is hit on the right instep by a foul tip. Like yesterday, it is Jake Powell doing the damage. Powell adds insult by driving in the winning run in the 9th of Washington's 8–7 victory over the Tigers.
» June 14, 1936:
The Yankees trade Ben Chapman to the Senators for Jake Powell.
» July 30, 1936:
The Yankees, with Jake Powell back in CF for the injured Hoag, drop a 5–4 decision to Detroit. On August 1st, Powell will go to LF, with DiMaggio playing CF for the first time. Selkirk will return to RF. The Yanks loses today when Charlie Gehringer ties the match with a two-run homer in the 8th. Bill Dickey allows a ball to get by him in the 10th and Burns scores the winner. Schoolboy Rowe pitches 10 innings for the win over Johnny Broaca.
» May 11, 1937: White Sox P Monte Stratton allows seven hits in subduing the Yankees, 7–2. One of the hits is by Tommy Henrich, who goes 1-for-4 in his ML debut. Henrich, recently signed, was called up to take the place of Jake Powell, out with appendicitis.
» May 30, 1938: The largest crowd in Yankee Stadium history, 83,533, sees Red Ruffing end Lefty Grove's 8-game winning streak in a 10–0 victory over the Red Sox. Six thousand fans are turned away, and 511 are given refunds because there is no place to sit. The Yankees also took the 2nd game of the doubleheader, 5–4, in a game made famous for a fight between Yankee OF Jake Powell and Boston player-manager Joe Cronin. The brawl starts when Boston P Archie McKain hits Powell with a pitch in the stomach. Powell's charge to the mound is intercepted by Cronin and the two pummel each other for 2-3 minutes. Cronin and Powell are ejected but continue the fight in the area beneath the stands, until they are separated by Yankee players. Both players are fined and suspended for 10 days.
» July 29, 1938:
In a postgame radio interview with Bob Elson, Jake Powell of the Yankees will make headlines with remarks about "beating up niggers and then throwing them in jail" as part of his off-season duties as a policeman. For the statements, Judge Landis suspends Powell for 10 days.
» November 4, 1948:
Former OF Jake Powell shoots and kills himself in
a Washington, D.C., police station.