Al Jackson

Alvin Neal Jackson
Batted: Left
Threw: Left
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 165 lbs.
Born: December 25, 1935 in Waco, TX
Signed: 1955 by the Pittsburgh Pirates
Acquired: via the Expansion Draft from the Pirates, October 1961
Departed: traded to the St. Louis Cardinals with
Charley Smith for Ken Boyer, October 1965
Acquired: sent from the Cardinals to complete an earlier deal, October 1967; the Cardinals sent a player to be named later (Jackson) for
Jack Lamabe
Departed: purchased by the Cincinnati Reds, June 1969
Died: August 18, 2019 in Port St. Lucie, FL

 

Al was the Mets' pitching ace during the darkest of the dark early days. With any other club, he most certainly would have been a consistent winner. As it was, though, he built a long and enduring relationship with the Mets that continued from 1962 all the way up to the end of the 2000 season, when he retired as the Mets' bullpen coach. Shown here is his card from 1962 Topps; there are more cards pictured below.

      

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PITCHING RECORD (team-leading totals in red)

YEAR CLUB     G  GS CG     IP  W  L   PCT    H   R  ER  SO  BB ShO SV   ERA
===========================================================================
1959 Pit NL   8   3  0   18.0  0  0  ----   30  14  13  13   8   0  0  6.50
1961 Pit NL   3   2  1   23.2  1  0 1.000   20  10   9  15   4   0  0  3.42
1962 *METS*  36  33 12  231.1  8 20  .286  244 132 113 118  78   4  0  4.40
1963 *METS*  37  
34 11  227.0 13 17  .433  237 128 100 142  84   0  1  3.96
1964 *METS*  40  31
11  213.1 11 16  .407  229 115 101 112  60   3  1  4.26
1965 *METS*  37  31  7  205.1  
8 20  .286  217 111  99 120  61   3  1  4.34
1966 StL NL  36  30 11  232.2 13 15  .464  222  82  65  90  45   3  0  2.51
1967 StL NL  38  11  1  107.0  9  4  .692  117  61  47  43  29   1  1  3.95
1968 *METS*  25   9  0   92.2  3  7  .300   88  42  38  59  17   0  3  3.69
1969 2teams  42   0  0   38.1  1  0 1.000   45  30  29  26  21   0  3  6.81
===========================================================================
METS TOTALS 184 138 41  980.2 43 80  .350 1033 541 464 561 304  10  6  4.26
OTHER CLUBS 118  46 13  408.2 24 19  .558  416 184 150 177 103   4  4  3.30
===========================================================================
CAREER TOTS 302 184 54 1389.1 67 99  .404 1449 725 614 738 407  14 10  3.98

season highlighted in blue denotes he was selected Rounding Third's Mets Pitcher of the Year

SPLIT SEASONS

YEAR CLUB     G  GS CG     IP  W  L   PCT    H   R  ER  SO  BB ShO SV   ERA
===========================================================================
1969 *METS*   9   0  0   11.0  0  0  ----   18  13  13  10   4   0  0 10.64
1969 Cin NL  33   0  0   27.1  1  0 1.000   27  17  16  16  17   0  3  5.27

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This is a list of the Al Jackson cards that I already have in my collection. If you have any cards that are not listed here, and you are willing to donate or trade them, contact me at Rounding Third.  Items that are struck through are no longer a part of the Rounding Third collection, having been sold for charity.

1963 Fleer

1963 Topps Peel-Offs

1964 Topps

1967 Topps

1968 Topps

1962 Jay Publishing Mets
1962 Topps #464

1963 Fleer #48
1963 Topps #111
1963 Topps Peel-Offs

1964 Topps #494

1965 Topps #381

1969 Topps

1984 TCMA

1966 Topps # 206

1967 Topps #195

1968 Topps #503

1969 Milton Bradley game card
1969 Topps #649

1970 Topps #443

1978 TMCA The 1960's #0193

1982 Renata Galasso 20 Years of New York Met Baseball #11

1983 TCMA Tidewater Tides #24

1984 TCMA Tidewater Tides #22

1988 Pucko Little Falls Mets #27

1989 French-Bray Baltimore Orioles #31

1991 Nobody Beats the Wiz Mets #197

Other Al Jackson memorabilia in my collection:

1964 Topps Coins #114

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