Alumni Spotlights

Jackie Jensen

Jensen Jack Eugene Jensen (March 9, 1927 – July 14, 1982)
 
An MLB right-fielder in who played for 3 American League teams from 1950 to 1961, most notably the Boston Red Sox.  He was named the AL's MVP in 1958 after hitting 35 HRs and leading the league with 122 RBIs. He also led the league in RBIs two other years, and in triples and stolen bases once each. Respected for his throwing arm, he won a Gold Glove Award and led the AL in assists and double plays twice each.
After being a two-sport star in college, Jensen became the first person to play in both the Rose Bowl and the World Series.

 

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