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  Jackie Jensen | BaseballLibrary.com
Jensen played just 11 years, his career cut short by a fear of flying.
Jensen will average 25 home runs a year for his seven seasons in Fenway, lead the American League in RBIs three times, and win the MVP in 1958.
In the 12th, Jensen is trapped off 1B but his way back to the bag is obstructed by first baseman Mickey Vernon: it is called by 2B ump Ed Runge but he makes no gestures and Jensen continues back to 1B.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/J/Jensen_Jackie.stm   (1063 words)

  Jackie Jensen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jensen made his last All-Star team in 1958 when he batted.286 with a league-leading 122 RBI, also placing second in the AL with 99 walks and fifth in HRs (35), doubles (31), total bases (293) and on base percentage (.396).
Jensen died of a heart attack in Charlottesville, Virginia at age 55.
Jensen was the only batter to hit a home run against pitcher Russ Heman in his 20 major league innings.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jackie_Jensen   (1171 words)

 Jackie Jensen - SoSH | Boston Red Sox | Red Sox Rumors | Spring Training | Pawtucket Red Sox
Jackie Jensen was an outfielder for the Red Sox, Washington Senators, and New York Yankees between 1950 and 1961.
Jackie Jensen was a two-sport star at the University of California at Berkeley in the late '40's.
Jensen was an everyday player for the Sox for the next eight seasons, in which time he made the All-Star team twice and was once the MVP of the American League.
www.sonsofsamhorn.net /wiki/index.php/Jackie_Jensen   (446 words)

 Jackie Jensen - BR Bullpen
Jackie Jensen was a star football and baseball player in college, played for eleven years in the American League and won an MVP award, before retiring due to a fear of flying.
Jensen retired in 1960 due to his inate fear of flying and tried a comeback a year later but could not overcome his fear and hung up his spikes for good.
Jensen died at age 69 in 1982 from a heart attack and is buried at Amherst Cemetery in Amherst, VA.
www.baseball-reference.com /bullpen/Jackie_Jensen   (471 words)

 Jackie Jensen - ArmchairGM - Sports Wiki, Sports Blog, Sports Resource, Sports Community, Sports 2.0
Jensen is one of only two men to have played in both the Rose Bowl and the World Series (the other being Chuck Essegian).
Jensen announced his retirement from baseball in 1960, primarily because of an intense fear of flying.
Jackie Jensen died in Charlottesville, Virginia at age of 55.
www.armchairgm.com /mwiki/index.php?title=Jackie_Jensen   (460 words)

 Bob Lazzari On Sports: "Lazzari's Sports Roundup" -- 10-02-04
Jackie Jensen developed an intense fear of flying in the early ‘50s (some attributed it to having experienced abandonment during his childhood)--so bad, in fact, that he'd wake up in the middle of the night shaking and trembling.
Jackie Jensen would die of a second heart attack two months later at the age of 55--at a time when he was finally able to savor life and put a fairly difficult past behind him.
Jensen's life and whirlwind story have been fairly under-publicized over the years--perhaps due to his unassuming personality and the way he shunned the limelight during an accomplished baseball career.
boblazzari.blogspot.com /2004/09/lazzaris-sports-roundup-10-02-04.html   (948 words)

 Jackie Jensen - ArmchairGM - Sports Wiki, Sports Blog, Sports Resource, Sports Community, Sports 2.0
Jensen is one of only two men to have played in both the Rose Bowl and the World Series (the other being Chuck Essegian).
Jensen announced his retirement from baseball in 1960, primarily because of an intense fear of flying.
Jackie Jensen died in Charlottesville, Virginia at age of 55.
armchairgm.com /index.php?title=Jackie_Jensen   (539 words)

 Player Bio: Christian Jensen :: Men's Tennis
Jensen is a 1999 graduate of Corona del Mar (Calif.) High...
Christian Einar Jensen was born on July 4, 1980 in Anaheim, Calif....
Jensen is a business major who wants to pursue a career in the sports industry.
usctrojans.cstv.com /sports/m-tennis/mtt/jensen_christian00.html   (204 words)

 about me
Jensen, a certified CNA, volunteered to leave Minneapolis and return to the area to care for Helen, who was then in a convalescent center.
Jensen said he remembers he first fell in love with music when he would listen to his sister Mary play her flute at dusk atop a hill near their family farm.
On breaks from playing, Jensen studied the displays at the museum and came across the framed original of Judy Garland's baptismal certificate which showed that Judy was baptized in 1922 at the Episcopal Church where Jensen had first started to play piano.
www.michaeljensenpiano.com /aboutme.htm   (4043 words)

 Jackie Jensen - Baseball Fever
Jensen was MVP in '58, but didn't get a single vote in '57.
Jackie Jensen ended his playing career at the end of the 1961 season.
Jackie actually retired before the 1960 season, citing his fear of flying as one of the reasons.
www.baseball-fever.com /showthread.php?p=263018   (2033 words)

 Cal's Jackie Jensen Named One of 10 Best College Baseball Players of All Time :: Golden Bear football and baseball star ...
Jackie Jensen was both a standout pitcher and outfielder for the 1947 NCAA champion Golden Bear baseball team.
Jensen went on to have a distinguished pro baseball career as an outfielder and was selected as the American League MVP while with the Boston Red Sox in 1958.
Jensen is one of the few athletes in history to play in both the Rose Bowl and the World Series, and was voted into the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame in 1984.
calbears.cstv.com /sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/062907aab.html   (329 words)

 Jack Jensen
Although his team lost the bowl to Northwestern, Jensen's running skills earned him All American honors, and he was fourth in voting for the Heisman Trophy that year.
Oaks' owner Brick Laws was the father of one of Jackie's fraternity brothers at the Alpha Delta Phi house, and when he learned the offer he signed Jackie the following day to a contract of $75,000 divided equally over three years, with a bonus in excess of $5,000 and a Cadillac convertible.
Jackie promptly debuted in an Oaks' uniform as a 7th inning replacement for Maurice Van Robays.
oaklandoaks.tripod.com /53jensen.html   (497 words)

 Jackie Jensen | The BASEBALL Page
Jackie Jensen was the first player to appear in a World Series who had also played in the Rose Bowl.
Instead, Jensen was a utility outfielder until he was swapped to the Nats in 1952, where he took over right field for the departed Sam Mele.
Jensen was also one of the five fastest players in the American League in the 1950s.
www.thebaseballpage.com /players/jenseja01.php   (525 words)

 Spring Training History Articles
It was Jensen who was first tabbed heir to DiMaggio, but after hitting.171 in 45 games in 1950, Stengel didn't think Jensen could hit in the big leagues.
Jensen had won the regular job in left, and Hank Bauer was healthy and playing right field regularly.
Jensen was dealt to the Senators in '52 and ended up leading the AL in RBIs three times for the Red Sox.
www.springtrainingmagazine.com /history.html   (3043 words)

 ZoomInfo Web Summary: Jackie Jensen
Jackie and her husband Mike live in Richfield, Minnesota.
Jackie serves as Director of Oncology at United Hospital in St. Paul, MN.
Jackie's understanding and experience with hospitals is invaluable in CaringBridge's relationships with our sponsors.
www.zoominfo.com /Search/PersonDetail.aspx?PersonID=210099725   (494 words)

Throughout that freshman year, Jensen demonstrated a flair for the long score - hauling in a 58 yard reception for a score in Cal's 20-6 loss to Washington, and throwing a 49 yard touchdown pass in a loss to Oregon.
Jensen was a consensus choice as All-America that year; in addition to his rushing heroics, he led Cal in punting and was a top defensive back, intercepting seven passes during the 1947 campaign.
Jensen's debilitating fear of flying hastened his retirement from the game in 1961, after major league teams had switched from train to air travel.
tightwad-hill.blogspot.com /2007/01/50-greatest-golden-bears-4-jackie.html   (728 words)

 Jackie Jensen
Football and baseball great Jackie Jensen was born in San Francisco 1927.
Jensen began his professional career under Casey Stengel’s Oakland Oaks of the Pacific Coast League, and in 1949 was sold to the New York Yankees.
In 1958, Jensen was named the American League MVP and led the league in runs-batted-in.
www.bashof.org /inducteebios/jjensen.htm   (122 words)

 Jackie Jensen: American Baseball Player for Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, and Washington Senators
Jackie Jensen was one of America's sporting greats.
Jensen began his professional career playing for the Oakland Oaks of the Pacific Coast League, and in 1949 was sold to the New York Yankees.
Off the field, Jackie was one of the icons of his era: handsome, generous, and gentlemanly.
www.jackiejensen.com   (496 words)

 Boston.com / Sports / Baseball / Red Sox / Sullivan captures Rockwell moment
In it, he sits on a bench behind right fielder Jackie Jensen, his arm across Jensen's shoulder in a pose of effortless locker room intimacy.
Jensen, who mysteriously is putting on his street shoes, is softer.
He recalled how he and Jensen, White and Goodman got orders from the organization in the summer of 1956 to take their uniforms and get to Stockbridge.
www.boston.com /sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2005/05/13/sullivan_captures_rockwell_moment?pg=full   (1018 words)

 The Red Sox Hall of Fame
Hurst had a 93-73 record while wearing a Red Sox uniform, which he abandoned after the '88 season to sign with San Diego so he would be closer to his home in St. George, Utah, where the local minor league ballpark was named in his honor.
Jackie won the A.L. MVP award in 1958, a Gold Glove in 1959, and was named to the All Star team in 1955 and 1958.
In his first year with the Red Sox, Jensen lead the A.L. in stolen bases, and he led the league in RBI three times during his tenure in Boston (1955, 58, 59).
www.redsoxconnection.com /stories/halloffame.html   (3751 words)

 Amazon.com: The Golden Boy: A Biography of Jackie Jensen: Books: George I. Martin,Curt Gowdy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The account of any given year is strong on Jackie's off-season activities and weak on Jackie's baseball season, or anecdotes relating to it.
Jackie's life was not only interesting, but very demanding and trying for him and his family.
Though the union of Jackie Jensen and Zoe Ann Olsen did not produce another pro or Olympic athlete, the children have gone on to be happy and successful in their lives in their own ways with the future of their grandchildren still wide open.
www.amazon.com /Golden-Boy-Biography-Jackie-Jensen/dp/0914339869   (1135 words)

 College Football Hall of Fame
Jensen pitched and played outfield for the baseball team.
Jensen out-pitched Bobby Layne of Texas in the regional final and helped Cal win the championship game over Yale, whose lineup included George Bush.
Jensen had a career rushing average of 6.0 yards, with Cal. He was born March 9, 1927, and died July 14, 1982.
www.collegefootball.org /famersearch.php?id=40067   (208 words)

Jensen is one of only two men to have played in both the Rose Bowl and the World Series (the other being Charles Essigian).
He was sent to the Senators during the 1952 season, and was traded to the Red Sox in 1954.
Jensen returned to play in 1961, but frustrated by a sub-par season, he retired again for good.
d21c.com /bobinil/baseball/jensen.html   (414 words)

 Cooperstown Calm by Thomas Michael McDade on Baseball Almanac
Jackie Jensen played eleven major league seasons then left the game of baseball at the height of his career.
The all-star outfielder was afraid to fly and it cost him his career.
Did you know that Jackie Jensen played nine complete seasons and led the American League in runs batted in on three occassions?
www.baseball-almanac.com /poetry/po_calm.shtml   (123 words)

 Jackie Jensen Books on Amazon.com
Jackie Jensen made his Major League debut on 04-18-1950 with the New York Yankees.
Baseball Almanac is pleased to present all the Jackie Jensen books currently listed on Amazon.com - the leading providing of online Jackie Jensen books.
Did you know that Baseball Almanac is attempting to catalog every ballplayer who has appeared on a Baseball Digest Cover since the magazine was first published in August 1942 when major league games were confined to the eastern and midwestern regions of the country?
www.baseball-almanac.com /books/index.php?p=jenseja01   (243 words)

 Jensen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jensen, a surname originally meaning "son of Jens".
Jensen's inequality (In Mathematics, an inequality concerning the average of convex functions)
This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same human name.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jensen   (138 words)

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 The Golden Boy: A Biography of Jackie Jensen:0914339869:Martin, George I.; Gowdy, Curt:eCampus.com
Senator Paul Laxalt once referred to Jackie Jensen as a "gentleman jock".
Besides holding numerous college football and baseball records as an All-American, Jackie set home-run, stolen-base, and RBI records while playing for the Red Sox and was named American League MVP.
This comprehensive biography reveals the inside story of Jensen's life from his days as a competitive athlete, through his career as a college coach, to his death at age 55.
www.ecampus.com /bk_detail.asp?isbn=0914339869   (169 words)

 Jackie Jensen - The Golden Boy: A Biography of Jackie Jensen, Martin, Peter E. Randall Publisher, Book Publishing, New ...
Senator Paul Laxalt referred to Jensen as a "gentleman jock." Besides holding numerous college football and baseball records as an All-American, Jackie Jensen set home run, stolen bases, and RBI records while playing for the Red Sox, and was named American League MVP.
He was the only man to play alongside both Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams, and to play in the Rose Bowl, the East-West Game, the World Series, and a baseball All-Star Game.
This comprehensive biography reveals the inside story of Jensen's life, from his days as an competitive athlete, through his career as a college coach, to his sudden death at age 55.
www.perpublisher.com /per34.html   (198 words)

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