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TRAVIS JACKSON
Born: November 2, 1903 in Waldo, Arkansas
Died: July 27, 1987 in Waldo, Arkansas
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Full name Travis Calvin Jackson Born November 2, 1903, Waldo, Arkansas Died July 27, 1987, Waldo, Arkansas Buried at Waldo Cemetery, Waldo, Arkansas First Game: September 27, 1922; Final Game: September 24, 1936 Bat: Right Throw: Right Height: 5' 10.5" Weight: 160Selected to the Hall of Fame in 1982 Named shortstop on The Sporting News Major League All-Star Team (1927 to 1929)TRAVIS JACKSON This article was written by Greg Erion and is presented in part, courtesy of the Society for American Baseball Research During the 1920s and 1930s the New York Giants captured seven National League championships. While they had great outfielders like Mel Ott and Ross Youngs as well as solid pitching, most prominently Carl Hubbell, it was their infield that anchored the team in its success. George Kelly, Fred Lindstrom, and Bill Terry each had a hand in many of the successful Giants campaigns during this era. They, along with several other prominent teammates including Frankie Frisch and Rogers Hornsby, were recognized for their play; each was selected to the Hall of Fame. Over time, recognition of how the Giants arrived at their success gained a different perspective. It dawned on those invested with selection to the Hall of Fame that these Giants infielders had one factor in common from the early 1920s through the mid-1930s: their shortstop, Travis Jackson. That realization, almost belatedly made, crystallized in 1982 when the Veterans Committee elected Jackson to the Hall. While a solid hitter, Jackson was not in the mold of a Hornsby or Terry, but he was considered by his peers as the defensive anchor for his team and one of the best at his position, if not the best.Travis Calvin Jackson was born in Waldo, Arkansas, in the southwestern corner of the state, on November 2, 1903. He was the only child of William Jackson, a wholesale grocer, and his wife, Etta. Early news clippings suggest that Travis's his parents named him in honor of William Barrett Travis, hero of the Alamo. [1]

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