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San Francisco Giants: Top 30 players of all-time

SF Giants catcher Buster Posey will very likely follow Madison Bumgarner by signing with another franchise after next season. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
SF Giants catcher Buster Posey will very likely follow Madison Bumgarner by signing with another franchise after next season. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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NY/SF Giants best players all-time: No. 13-Travis Jackson (Photo Reproduction by Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images)

. . . Travis Jackson . 13. 40

NY/SF Giants best players all-time: No. 13-Travis Jackson

46 WAR

Travis Jackson was another Giants lifer. He only played for New York from 1922-1936. As their shortstop, he hit 135 career home runs, hit over .300 on balls in play, and had a .433 slugging percentage.

Jackson was a part of the 1933 World Series championship team a year before representing the Giants in the 1934 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

1934 was his only All-Star appearance, as he hit a career-high 16 home runs with 101 runs driven in while playing in 137 games.

Jackson reached Cooperstown in 1982 when he was voted in by the Veterans Committee. He also has his place in the Arkansas Hall of Fame.

Like many other players on this list, he became a coach and a manager after his playing career. He first was a player-manager with the Jersey City Giants (AA) in 1936. Later down the line, he returned to coaching with many different affiliates including the Tampa Smokers, Owensboro Oilers, Bluefield Blue-Greys, Hartford Chiefs, Appleton Papermakers, Lawton Braves, Midland Braves, Eau Claire Braves, and finally the Davenport Braves.

Jackson ended up passing away on July 27, 1987 at age 83 in Arkansas.

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