Ron Jackson (baseball, born 1933)

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Ron Jackson
First baseman
Born: (1933-10-22)October 22, 1933
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Died: July 6, 2008(2008-07-06) (aged 74)
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 15, 1954, for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
May 15, 1960, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average.245
Home runs17
Runs batted in52

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.

In seven-season career, Jackson was a .245 hitter (116–for–474) with 17 home runs and 52 RBI in 196 games, including 54 runs, 18 doubles, one triple, and six stolen bases.

In 148 first base appearances, Jackson recorded 1054 outs and 56 assists while committing nine errors for a .992 fielding percentage.



External links[edit]

  • Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Retrosheet
  • Newell, Del (July 9, 2008). "Remembering Ron Jackson: K-Central, WMU Hall of Famer played first base for White Sox". Kalamazoo Gazette. Retrieved July 10, 2008.
  • Ron Jackson at Find a Grave