Jerry Hairston (hairsje02)
Jerry Wayne Hairston Jr.
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 175 lb.
- School Southern Illinois University
- High School Naperville North High School
- Debut September 11, 1998
- Final Game September 25, 2013
- Born May 29, 1976 in Des Moines, IA USA
Jerry Hairston is the son of Jerry Hairston Sr., brother of Scott Hairston, grandson of Sammy Hairston, cousin of John Hairston Jr. and Jason Hairston and nephew of Johnny Hairston and Sam Hairston Jr.. He is part of only four three-generation MLB families, the Boones, Bells and Colemans being the others.
Hairston played for Mexico in the 2009 World Baseball Classic, going 4 for 14 with 3 walks, a double, 3 runs and a RBI. He alternated between right field and center field, with his brother Scott also playing center during the Classic. The brothers were eligible to play for Mexico as their mother is Mexican.
Jerry Hairston Jr. had his first career five-hit day with the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 27, 2012, in a 5-1 win over the Houston Astros. He was a back-up at several positions for the Dodgers in 2012 and 2013, hitting .273 the first year, but slipping to .211 the second. He announced his retirement after that season.