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Jackie Jensen, the blond rugged Californian who attained great heights on both the football gridiron and baseball diamond, also waged a complex struggle with anxiety that he seemed to have conquered only at the very end of his life, a life that ended too early. A member of the College Football Hall of Fame and an American League Most Valuable Player, Jensen is today most famous for his midcareer decision to leave baseball because he could not bear to fly in an airplane. Wilfred owned a meat-cutting business and worked briefly as a patrolman, but he and Alice divorced Prostitution Santa Rosa CA cost Jackie was 5 years old.

Alice, an Arkansas native, worked at various jobs in San Francisco to support Jackie and his two older brothers. Jack entered Oakland My Murfreesboro escorts School in and became an immediate sensation.

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Besides starring in baseball and football, he also wrote for the Prostitutes in williamsburg Wayne paper, became class president, and was the idol of all the other kids in the school. In the spring of guidance counselor Ralph Kerchum, taken by the possibility of greatness in his student, recorded an interview with Jack and made a rpm record for posterity. Jack graduated from high school in Januaryand enlisted in the Navy, as both his brothers had done.

He enrolled in radio school hoping Cheap and chic escorts Las Vegas Nevada NV work on a communications ship, but he was still in school when the war ended in August. He was then stationed at a base in Idaho, mostly playing football and working as a lifeguard. He stayed in the Navy until his discharge in the summer of The first time he touched the ball, a punt return against Wisconsin, he ran 56 yards for a touchdown.

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By the end of his freshman year he was considered the finest back in the Pacific Coast Conference today called the Pacand was selected to play in the East-West Shrine game. In his sophomore season, the Golden Bears finishedwith Jensen the fullback and best defensive back. The following season,Jensen was a consensus All-American, rushing for more than 1, yards and leading the team to an undefeated season. Jensen was injured early in the second half of the Rose Bowl game, and his Bears were defeated by Northwestern.

Jensen also starred on the baseball team at Cal. In the regional final he outpitched future football Hall of Famer Bobby Appleton indepedent escorts of Texas, then helped his team win the final series against a Escort Vermont forum team that included future President George H.

Jensen was academically ineligible in his sophomore year, but came back to help the team to a record inearning All-American honors as he had in football. By this time Jensen was one of the more famous athletes on the West Coast, both for his sporting exploits—he was universally called The Golden Boy—and his relationship with diving champion Zoe Ann Olsen.

Jensen and Olsen Nashville Tennessee 30 minute escorts attended Oakland High School, though she was three years behind him. When they began dating inJensen was Corpus Christi TX beauty escort freshman at Cal and Olsen was 15 years old and still in high school.

Olsen was a Golden Girl in her own right, and won the silver medal in springboard diving in the Summer Olympics in London. The two were blond, attractive athletic heroes, and the press could not get enough of their story. After his junior year at Cal, in the spring ofJensen Kenzie Brownsville TX escort many Cal loyalists by forgoing his senior year, instead ing a contract to play for the Oakland Oaks baseball club of the Pacific Coast League.

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The Oaks matched the bid, and Jack decided that the Oaks offered a higher level of competition than the lower minor-league berth the Yankees had suggested he would get. Jensen hit. On October 16,he and Zoe Ann were married in Oakland in front of 1, people and surrounded by dozens of reporters and television cameras. The couple was escorted to the ceremony by motorcycle escort. Jack was 22, and Zoe Ann was 18, an Olympic star and recent high-school graduate.

Their marriage would remain the subject of Exclusive escorts Portland Oregon OR stories even as they privately struggled to live as one famous couple. Jack pursued his career, while Zoe Ann mainly stayed home and raised a family. He came to bat just 78 times, hitting. The Yankees won the American League pennant, and Jensen had a single pinch-running appearance in their four-game sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series. The following season he hit Cheap escorts in Little Rock park better.

His frustration with the move led him to speak with the San Francisco 49ers football team about a possible career switch. He hit well enough in the American Association. He was recalled in Septemberbut was left off the Yankees World Series roster. Nonetheless, a productive spring put Jensen in center field to start the season for the Yankees, with DiMaggio retired and Mantle in right field.

However, after a 2-for start, on May 3 Jensen was abruptly traded to the Washington Senators in a six-player deal. Yankees manager Casey Stengel later called this the worst trade the Yankees made during his tenure with the club. Jensen responded with a breakout season, hitting. He was hitting. He entered the game in right field in the fifth, but the game ended after five innings due to rain. After the Olympics, Jensen ed a few endorsement deals that officially ended her amateur career. For a man who had had so much athletic success, Jensen often struggled with self-doubt or general dissatisfaction with his chosen career, and the Bbw prostitutes in Lakeland sacrifices he had to make.

In Jensen had another fine year. The Jensens had just had their second child, son Jon, Chicas escort Syracuse NY Jack was still not sure he was going to play again. Red Sox general manager Joe Cronin pressed the case. In Washington, the heat and the big park killed him. Jensen was ing an outfield that already included left fielder Ted Williams and right fielder Jimmy Piersall. In fact, Piersall was widely considered the best defensive right fielder in the game, and manager Companion escorts Moreno Valley CA Boudreau did not want to move him.

Jensen played mostly center field inthough occasionally Piersall played there in road games. Beginning in Piersall became the full-time center fielder and Jensen returned to his regular right-field post. The Red Sox outfield was considered the best in baseball for the five years the three played together. After hitting. He turned his season around, though, batting.

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He also stole a league-leading 22 bases, while unfortunately setting a Fontana CA and prostitutes record by grounding into 32 double plays. Though Jensen played at this high Escorts in Anaheim CA for the Bronx lady escorts five years, he did come in for his share of booing by the Boston fans. By the mids, Red Sox fans had grown tired of a series of mediocre teams, and many particularly loud rooters began to take their frustration out on some of the players, notably Jensen.

Both Jack and Zoe Ann were avid skiers and golfers, and both also enjoyed the local nightlife at the casinos. Jack returned to his natural right field inand celebrated by having a nearly identical season to what he had the year before—26 home runs, a league-leading RBIs, and a.

In August, Jensen ed to play himself in a movie about his life, mainly his days as a youngster resisting temptations and keeping focused on his goals. The film debuted in early and played mostly in high schools around the country. In Jensen hit a career-high. Once the season started, Jensen had yet another excellent season, clubbing 23 home runs to go along with runs batted in and a.

Jensen had his best baseball season in He slugged a career-high 35 home runs, drove in a league-leading runs, and hit. He started his first All-Star Game, hitting third and playing the entire game in right field he was hitless in four at-bats. In fact, Jensen often drove from city to city rather than fly with the team, something more manageable before the league expanded to the West Coast.

For Jensen, flying had become not only terrifying but also humiliating—his medication made him appear drunk and more than once he had to be helped on and off Independent escort Palmdale mature plane while onlookers gazed.

In Jensen led the league in RBIs for the third time withto go along with 28 home runs and a.

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He also won his first Gold Glove Award—the award had only begun inand he might have won others had it been around earlier in his career. Although rumors of his retirement Prostitutes website in New Hampshire all season, Jensen waited until January before officially announcing that he was through.

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He was 32, and seemingly still at the top of his game. After a year off minding his restaurant and considering other investment options, Jensen returned to the Red Sox for the season. His flying dilemma had grown worse because the American League had a new team in Los Angeles that season, necessitating the addition of three long round-trip plane rides to the old schedule.

At the end of April, hitting. The two drove to Las Vegas to see a noted nightclub hypnotist, a last resort. Esa escort Fairfield several days of treatment, Jensen ed the Red Sox in Los Angeles, and hit his first home run of Escorts in centralia Las Vegas year on his return. Over the next four months May through August he hit. And then it was over. After the season, he retired again, this time for good.

At the end, Jensen could claim a. He invested heavily in real estate and a golf course, but Waco escort san much of his money.

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He also had several national endorsement contracts, including Gillette and Camel cigarettes, and briefly Durham NC escort credit card cars in San Jose. Despite his vows to spend more time with his family, their expensive lifestyle required Jack to travel a great deal to earn a living and he was at home little more than he had been. Jack and Zoe Ann finally divorced inZoe Ann claiming excessive cruelty, including violence.

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