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Anthony J. Jacob, softball star


Anthony J. Jacob, a retired planner for the Westinghouse Electric Corp. and a member of the Oldtimers Softball Association of Maryland Hall of Fame, died Tuesday of cancer at St. Agnes Hospital.

He was 62 and lived in Southwest Baltimore.

Mr. Jacob retired in 1991 from the Hunt Valley offices of Westinghouse after 31 years with the company. He earlier had worked for the Baltimore Towel Supply Co.

Known as Tony or Jake, he was inducted into the softball Hall of Fame in 1980. He was an infielder and outfielder for 25 years from the 1940s to the 1970s.

The teams he played for included Jack's, Cobo's All Stars, Brach's Bar, the Trenton Democratic Club, Martin's, the White Coffee Pot, Johnny's Used Cars, Westinghouse, Bucky's Bar and Carling's. He played in 16 state, 12 regional and five national tournaments, and once managed Fitzberger's All Stars.

The Baltimore native was named to the South Baltimore Hall of Fame in 1982.

Mr. Jacob was a former member of the Turf Valley Country Club and the Belvedere Golf Club and a current member of the Tee to Green Golf Club of Arbutus.

Services were to be conducted at 12:30 p.m. today at the Gary L. Kaufman Funeral Home, 5695 Main St., Elkridge.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, the former Phyllis Brach; two daughters, Sharon L. Breidenbach of Westminster and Deborah L. Michael of Pasadena; his mother, Grace A. Jacob of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

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