Ron Jackson (first baseman)
October 22, 1933|
|Died: July 6, 2008
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|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' 7", 225 lb., he batted and threw right-handed. Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Jackson 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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