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The Golden Boy:
A Biography of Jackie Jensen

by G.I. Martin, Ed.D., Foreword by Curt Gowdy

The Golden Boy Senator Paul Laxalt referred to Jensen as a "gentleman jock." Besides holding numerous college football and baseball records as an All-American, Jackie Jensen set home run, stolen bases, and RBI records while playing for the Red Sox, and was named American League MVP. He was the only man to play alongside both Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams, and to play in the Rose Bowl, the East-West Game, the World Series, and a baseball All-Star Game. However, as his son Jay said, "Jack's story really began after he left baseball. This comprehensive biography reveals the inside story of Jensen's life, from his days as an competitive athlete, through his career as a college coach, to his sudden death at age 55.

George I. Martin is an assistant professor at Montclair State University in New Jersey.

Nonfiction. 224 pp. 30 black and white photographs.
6"x9" Paper. 0-914339-86-9 $17.95

Contact Information

George I. Martin
3 Marco Polo Ct.
Franklin Park, NJ 08823
Phone: (973) 903-4305
Fax: (732) 297-1840
E-mail: gim@teacher.com
Web site: www.jackjenson.8m.com

 

 
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