• University of California, 1946-48
  • Oakland Oaks, 1949
  • NY Yankees, 1950-52
  • Washington Senators, 1952-53
  • Boston Red Sox, 1954-61

Football and baseball great Jackie Jensen was born in San Francisco in 1927. An All-American halfback at the University of California, Berkeley, he also played on the UC baseball team as a pitcher-outfielder. Jensen began his professional career under Casey Stengel’s Oakland Oaks of the Pacific Coast League, and, in 1949, was sold to the New York Yankees. He was traded to the Washington Senators in 1952 and, a year later, went to the Boston Red Sox, where he played through 1961. In 1958, Jensen was named the American League MVP and led the league in runs batted in. He has the unique distinction of playing in both the Rose Bowl and the World Series.

Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1983.

Plaque location: University of California, Berkeley