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Born: December 26, 1935|
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Last MLB appearance
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Listed at Script error: No such module "convert"., Script error: No such module "convert"., Jackson was born in Waco, Texas, and attended Wiley College. He was signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in
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Jackson pitched 33 games for the Reds in relief to finish 1969. Before he played a game in
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In addition to his 43 wins as a Met, Jackson's franchise record of 10 shutouts was also broken by Seaver. Two of them (July 27, 1962 and October 2, 1964) were 1-0 wins over Bob Gibson—the Mets' first two victories over the future Hall-of-Famer and the only two times the Mets defeated him between 1962 and 1966. He threw a one-hitter on June 22, 1962 against the Houston Colt .45s (who joined the Mets during the 1962 season), the first in Mets' history. The lone hit was by Joey Amalfitano in the first inning.
After his playing days, Jackson fashioned a two-decades-plus-long career as a coach, serving as a pitching mentor at the big-league level with the Boston Red Sox (1977–79) under former Met teammate Don Zimmer and the Baltimore Orioles (1989–91) under Frank Robinson and Johnny Oates. However, he spent most of his tenure as a minor league instructor with the Mets, and was a member of Bobby Valentine's MLB staff in 1999–2000.
Al Jackson and his wife Nadine have two sons Reggie and Barry and two grandsons Wesley Jackson and Kyle Jackson. He serves as an elder in a Presbyterian church.
- "Ken Boyer leading five lives from St. Louis to New York". Pittsburgh Press. 9 January 1966. p. 3. Retrieved 14 June 2010.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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