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Baseball's Greatest Sacrifice


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Randy Jackson

Date and Place of Birth: February 10, 1926 Little Rock, AR

Baseball Experience: Major League
Position:
Third Base

Rank:

Military Unit: US Navy

Area Served: United States

 

Between 1944 and 1946, Ransom J. "Randy" Jackson went through the Navy Officer’s Training Program at the University of Arkansas, Texas Christian University at Fort Worth, and the University of Texas. By the time he received his commission the war was over but having played baseball and football throughout his college years he was asked to play professional baseball. Jackson signed with the Cubs organization and made his debut with the Chicago club in May 1950. He was an all-star third baseman in 1954 and 1955, and played 10 seasons in the big leagues. After baseball, Jackson sold life and health insurance.

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