We remember Grant Jackson who was born in Florida on this day in 1942 and died February 2021.
Jackson broke with the Phillies in 1965. He had a very good year in 1969: 14-18 with 13 Complete games, a 3.38 ERA and 180 K's.
In 1971, Grant was traded to the Orioles and Earl Weaver turned him into a bullpen specialist. He saved 12 games for the AL East champions in 1974.
In 1977, Jackson went to the Pirates and continued his great work out of the bullpen.
He played for Pittsburgh when they beat Baltimore in the 1979 World Series. In fact, he won game 7 and retired 7 Orioles to keep the Pirates in the game.
A great pitcher and very nice man as well.