Al Jackson

Former Reds outfielder Vada Pinson described this 5’10” Texan as “Very competitive, small, big heart – he knew how to pitch. He fought you every kind of way to help beat you.” Although Jackson went 8-20 for the fledgling Mets in both 1962 and 1965, the gutty southpaw threw all four of the Mets’ shutouts in 1962. His 43 career victories were a pre-Seaver Met high. Jackson went 9-4 with the World Champion ’67 Cards but did not appear in the World Series.