Ron Jackson (first baseman)
October 22, 1933|
|Died: July 6, 2008
|June 15, 1954 for the Chicago White Sox|
Last MLB appearance
|May 15, 1960 for the Boston Red Sox|
|Runs batted in||52|
Ronald Harris Jackson (October 22, 1933 – July 6, 2008) was a backup first baseman in Major League Baseball who played from 1954 through 1960 for the Chicago White Sox (1954–59) and Boston Red Sox (1960). Listed at 6 feet 7 inches (2.01 m), 225 pounds (102 kg), he batted and threw right-handed. The native of Kalamazoo, Michigan, owned and operated his own insurance company in Kalamazoo after retiring from baseball.
- 1954, Signed by the Chicago White Sox out of the Western Michigan University (bonus baby).
- 1959, Traded by Chicago to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for Frank Baumann.
- 1960, Traded by Boston to the Milwaukee Braves in exchange for Ray Boone (Jackson did not play for them).
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
- Newell, Del (2008-07-09). "Remembering Ron Jackson: K-Central, WMU Hall of Famer played first base for White Sox". Kalamazoo Gazette. Retrieved 2008-07-10.
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