Happy Birthday Bo Jackson!!!

Bo Jackson turns 47 years old today.

Vincent Edward Jackson was one of the most exciting players to debut in major league baseball during the 1980′s.  A 2-sport athlete that built a strong following at the University of Auburn, Jackson was a star before he made his professional debut.

And although his career was cut short due to a football injury sustained while playing in the NFL, Bo Jackson offered us some incredible highlights while in the big leagues.  An All-star during the 1989 season, Bo was wildly popular for his ability to crush home runs(141 in 8 seasons), chase down everything in the outfield, and his breaking of bats.

Happy Birthday Bo!!!  And thanks for the memories that will last a lifetime!!!

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3 responses to “Happy Birthday Bo Jackson!!!

  1. I can’t believe he is 47. That just makes me feel old.

  2. Bo freakin’ Jackson.

    I saw him hit a HR at the Mtrodome one time… It hit the most upper corner of right field at the top of the dome, about 9000 feet. The ENTIRE crowd stood up and applauded. Great memory.

  3. Of course 9000 feet is a slight exageration… Or is it? That ball may have never landed if it hadn’t hit that corner of the dome.

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