Austin Jackson Speaker Profile
Outfielder for the Detroit Tigers
Austin Jackson Biography
Austin Jackson was born February 1, 1987 and is an outfielder with the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball. In 2010, Jackson made his major league debut with the Detroit Tigers, finishing second in the American League Rookie of the Year voting.
Jackson entered the 2010 season as the Tigers third-best prospect, according to Baseball America.
He made his major league debut on April 5, 2010 against the Kansas City Royals, going one for five. He hit his first major league home run on April 25, 2010, off of Colby Lewis of the Texas Rangers. Through the first month of the season Jackson led the majors in hits with 36, and was named the AL Rookie of the Month.
On June 2, 2010, against the Cleveland Indians, Jackson made a catch in the ninth inning of Armando Galarraga's near-perfect game. The perfect game was later ended with two outs in the ninth after a blown call by umpire Jim Joyce.
He was named an outfielder on Baseball America's 2010 All-Rookie Team. He was also named an outfielder on the 2010 Topps Major League Rookie All-Star Team.
On November 15, 2010, Jackson came in second in the 2010 American League Rookie of the Year voting, behind Rangers closer Neftali Feliz.
Austin Jackson was named the American League Player of the Week for the week of August 29 to September 4, 2011. In receiving the award for the first time, Jackson had a .529 batting average (18 for 34) during the week with three doubles, three triples, two home runs, five runs batted in, and 13 runs scored. The Tigers went 5–2 that week to increase their lead in the American League Central Division. He won a Fielding Bible Award in 2011 as the best fielding center fielder in MLB.
On April 5, 2012, Jackson was the leadoff hitter and played center field on Opening Day for the Tigers, where he went 3-5 with an RBI and a run. Jackson hit a walk-off, bases loaded single down the third base line to give the Tigers the win over the Red Sox, 3-2.
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