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From BR Bullpen
John George Brandt Jr.
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 170 lb.
 Biographical Information
Known to be somewhat eccentric Jackie Brandt was nicknamed "Flakey" but on the field he was a dependable hitter and a Gold Glove winning outfielder. Jackie was signed by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent before the 1953 season and after three good seasons in the minors had worked his way up to the 1956 St. Louis Cardinals roster to start the season. Brandt stated, "I wasn't getting much playing time and Frank Lane, the general Manager, figured I was going to be drafted into the service and traded me to the New York Giants."
Jackie hit .298 for the 1956 season before entering the United States Army , missing all of the 1957 season and getting back in time to appear in only 18 games in 1958. He was ready for the 1959 season where he hit .270 and won his Gold Glove award.
He was then traded to the Baltimore Orioles and was a fixture in the Orioles outfield from 1960 to 1965, hitting .297 in 1961 with career highs of 19 homers and 75 RBIs in 1962. He concluded his eleven year big league stay back in the National League with the Philadelphia Phillies and the Houston Astros in 1967.
The .262 lifetime hitter stated, "I had over 1,000 base hits and 100 home runs in the majors, but my greatest thrills and memories are of the people I was around. Willie Mays and Brooks Robinson were my teammates. When I first came up my locker was right next to Stan Musial's and when Ted Williams homered in his last at-bat , he hit it over my head."
Jackie managed in the minors in the Houston Astros and San Diego Padres organizations before returning home to Omaha, NE and becoming a driver for United Parcel Service. "It was a great job for me with lots of physical activity with good wages, benifits and pension plan," he said.
 Notable Achievements
- AL All-Star (1961)
- NL Gold Glove Winner (1959/LF)
 Career Batting Statistics
 Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1971||Sumter Astros||Western Carolinas League||47-80||5th||Houston Astros|
|1972||Columbus Astros||Southern League||59-80||7th||Houston Astros|
|1973||Alexandria Aces||Texas League||59-77||8th||San Diego Padres|
|1974||Alexandria Aces||Texas League||--||--||San Diego Padres||replaced by Ken Bracey|