90 Year Old Handsome Ransom Jackson Reminisces about Baseball and Football Career
Handsome Ransom Jackson is full of stories. The 90-year old former big leaguer is happy to talk about playing for the Chicago Cubs in the mid 1950s when a young rookie shortstop named Ernie Banks broke into the majors. A few years later, Jackson had been traded to the Brooklyn Dodgers and was seen as the eventual replacement for Jackie Robinson. In fact, Handsome Ransom hit the final home run for the Brooklyn Dodgers on September 28th, 1957. Before his major league baseball career, Jackson played halfback in two Cotton Bowls for TCU in 1945 and Texas in 1946. He is the only person to ever play in consecutive Cotton Bowls with two different teams.
Jackson joined Sportstalk Monday to talk about his new book, Handsome Ransom Jackson: Accidental Big Leaguer, which is available in hardback and eBook.