From BR Bullpen
I served as the clubhouse boy for the Fresno Cardinals in the California, Class C league and had the priviledge of watching Larry Jackson have a regular season record of 28-3. He went on to win all four of the playoff games Fresno won to win the league championship; therefore, as I recall he not only ended with a total record of 32 wins with only four losses, he broke the league strike-outrecord by 100 strikeouts. He extended the record from 263 to 363.
At least that's the way I remember it!
Larry Jackson was one of the most incredible athletes I have ever had the privilge to see. He was very proud of having graduated from (then) Boise Junior College. Prior to signing a professional baseball contract, Larry had led the Broncos to a Junior Rose Bowl Championship as their stellar tailback. He was proud of his association with the wonderful town of Boise, Idaho and everything associated with it.
Jerry P. Honstein, President, Dental Ventures of America, Inc. Former resident of Fresno, California and now a lucky homeowner in Boise, ID.