Jackie Jensen

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Birthdate 03/09/1927
Death Date 07/14/1982
Debut Year 1950
Year of Induction
Teams Red Sox, Senators, Yankees
Positions Center Field, Right Field

After being a two-sport star in college, Jackie Jensen was the first man to play in the Rose Bowl, the World Series, and an MLB All Star game.

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Jackie Jensen was a two-sport standout at UC Berkeley before his MLB career

Jackie Jensen was a two-sport standout at UC Berkeley before his MLB career

Jackie Jensen had a collegiate athletic career that would be the envy of anyone who ever picked up a ball. An All American halfback on the gridiron, Jensen was the first man in Cal’s history to rush for over 1,000 yards. He led Cal to a 10-0 record his junior season. The school won it’s

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~Jacques Barzun, 1954