Marble: Ransom Jackson, oldest Dodger and last to homer in Brooklyn, dies at 93

From Steve Marble at the Los Angeles Times on March 21, 2019:

It was late September, and the Dodgers’ season was slipping away.

For Ransom “Randy” Jackson, it had been a disappointing year. He was brought in to take over for the aging Jackie Robinson, but injuries had kept him on the bench for much of the 1957 season.

Called to the plate in Philadelphia, Jackson drilled the ball into the seats at Connie Mack Stadium for a three-run homer, only his second of the season. But it was enough to cement a spot in team history.

Jackson, who went west with the team the next season when the Dodgers arrived in L.A., died Wednesday at his home in Athens, Ga. He was 93, the oldest Dodger.

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Originally published: March 21, 2019. Last Updated: March 21, 2019.