Travis Jackson

Travis Jackson
Birthdate 11/2/1903
Death Date 7/27/1987
Debut Year 1922
Year of Induction 1982
Teams Giants
Positions Shortstop, Third Base

A defensive-minded shortstop, Travis Jackson anchored the New York Giants infield from 1922-1936 and was elected to the Hall of Fame in ’82.

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Travis Jackson received MVP votes in 7 seasons; he played in 4 World Series

Travis Jackson received MVP votes in 7 seasons; he played in 4 World Series

Signed by John McGraw as an 18-year old in 1922, Travis Jackson made his big league debut before he was old enough to vote. The following season he played in 96 games, splitting time between shortstop and third base. A key reserve for the pennant-winning Giants, the sure-handed Jackson hit .275. McG
Because of injury & illness, Jackson played in 140+ games just four times

Because of injury & illness, Jackson played in 140+ games just four times

One of the best shortstops during his playing career, Jackson missed considerable playing time because of injury and illness. At various times he was put on the shelf due to injuries to his knee, surgery for appendicitis, and bouts with mumps and influenza. He played as many as 140 games only four
Travis Jackson was inducted into the Hall of Fame on August 1, 1982

Travis Jackson was inducted into the Hall of Fame on August 1, 1982

Travis Jackson received his profession’s highest honor when the Veterans Committee selected him for the Baseball Hall of Fame. That same year the committee also chose Baseball Commissioner Happy Chandler. On the writers’ side, there were two first-ballot inductees. Hank Aaron was one of

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