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Jackie Jensen

Jackie Jensen

Jensen was a very gifted athlete - he was an All-American football player in college - but like Jim Thorpe before him, he chose baseball. Jensen could run and hit for power. He was in many ways similar to an outfielder who came a generation later, Kirk Gibson. He was famous for his fear of flying. Most Extra-Base Hits (AL), 1950-1959 Mickey Mantle ... 542 Yogi Berra ... 511 Minnie Minoso  ... 478 Jackie Jensen ... 467 Larry Doby ... 449 Ted Williams ... 438 Mickey Vernon ... 414 Hank Bauer ... 400 Roy Sievers ... 399 Vic Wertz ... 398 Most Stolen Bases (AL), 1950-1959 Minnie Minoso ... 167 Jim Rivera  ... 150 Jackie Jensen ... 134 Luis Aparicio ... 134 Mickey Mantle ... 98 Jim Busby ... 93 Bobby Avila ... 75 Nellie Fox ... 68 Phil Rizzuto ... 64 Jimmy Piersall ... 64