The Cincinnati Reds Play Baseball In Welch

Welch Daily News
October 9, 1924

Welch Fans Send Wreath On Hearing Of Death Of Jake Daubert; Telegram Also Sent; Reds Leave On No. 15 Today

Whole Team is Broken up Over Untimely Death of Veteran - One of Most Popular Men in Game

Members of the Cincinnati National League baseball team, which has played two games in Welch this week, were profoundly shocked and grieved this morning when they received a telegram from the Good Samiritan [sic] Hospital, Cincinnati, announcing the death at 4 o'clock this morning of Jake Daubert, first baseman and veteran major league baseball player. Many Welch fans were also grieved to learn of the death of the famous ball player.

A telegram was sent to Mrs. Jake Daubert expressing the sympathy of Welch admirers of the player. The telegram follows:

Mrs. Jake Daubert,

Kindly accept the sympathy of this entire community in your sad bereavement.

Welch, West Virginia, Admirers.

A $50 wreath of flowers was sent, subscriptions being made by local fans for the purpose.

First Baseman Bressler, of the Reds, in commenting on Daubert's death to a reporter of the Daily News, said that the whole team was heart-broken over the news. "He was our friend; we looked up to him, admired him and took him for an example. No man in baseball had more friends than he and none deserved them more. He was the highest type of man, and always a credit to the game."

The Reds left here on No. 15 this morning for Cincinnati, and will accompany the body to the Daubert home in Skuylkill Haven, Pa., where the funeral will be held.

Daubert was 40 years of age and had been in the game for many years. He joined the Reds in 1919, the year they won the National League pennant. Several years he led the National League in batting. He was a shriner and an Elk.

He was married and had two children, son and daughter. His daughter is marired [sic], while his son is attending Penn State.

Daubert was operated upon last Thursday for gall stones and appendicitis. He was in poor health at the time and was not able to withstand the shock of the operation.