Monday, October 15, 2012

Nickname #19 -- October 15, 2012

Travis Jackson played shortstop for the New York Giants for many years in the 1920s and 1930s.  His nickname, Stonewall, was obviously borrowed from the Confederate General Stonewall Jackson, but it conveys a good idea of Travis Jackson's defensive abilities as a shortstop.  Despite various health and injury problems, Jackson served as team captain for two years, appeared in the 1934 All Star Game, and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1982. 

The Giants won the second game of the National League Championship series.  

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