Jackie Jensen, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jackie Jensen

Baseball player and coach

Date of Birth: 09-Mar-1927

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Death: 14-Jul-1982

Profession: baseball player, American football player

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Jackie Jensen

  • Jack Eugene Jensen (March 9, 1927 – July 14, 1982) was an American right fielder in Major League Baseball who played for three American League (AL) teams from 1950 to 1961, most notably the Boston Red Sox.
  • He was named the AL's Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 1958 after hitting 35 home runs and leading the league with 122 runs batted in (RBIs); he also led the league in RBIs two other years, and in triples and stolen bases once each.
  • Respected for his throwing arm, he won a Gold Glove Award and led the AL in assists and double plays twice each.
  • He retired in his early thirties as major-league baseball expanded westward, due to an intense fear of flying.
  • After being a two-sport star in college, Jensen was the first man to play in the Rose Bowl, the World Series, and the MLB All-Star Game.

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