Today’s Random Player From The Baseball Project That May Or May Not Amount To Anything is Jackie Jensen. Jensen was an All-American at Cal in both football and baseball. In 1947 he helped Cal win the first College World Series in 1947. His big league career began with the Yankees in 1950. He remained with the Yankees for 2 1/2 seasons before being traded to Washington, then Boston. In 1958 he won the AL MVP, hitting .286/.396/.535. He briefly retired in 1960, partly because of his fear of flying but also to closer to his family. He attempted a comeback in 1961, resorting to hypnotherapy to combat his panic attacks in airports. He died in 1982 of a heart attack at the age of 55. His son, Tucker, briefly pitched for the Blue Jays organization.


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