BREAKING: Former MLB Player and Coach Dies

Al Jackson, one of the members of the first New York Mets baseball team, has died at the age of 83.

Jackson, a native of Waco, Texas, died Monday, according to a statement from the mets. He was one of the original members of the inaugural 1962 New York Mets, going on to have a seven year career before becoming a coach for decades. He spent time as a coach for the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles, as well as a minor league instructor for the Mets.

Jackson also won a ring as part of the 1967 St. Louis Cardinals World Series championship team.

Source: Al Jackson, one of the original Mets, dead at 83 | 1010 WINS

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