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