Ron Jackson (jacksro02)
Ronnie Damien Jackson
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 205 lb.
- High School Wenonah High School
- Debut September 12, 1975
- Final Game September 29, 1984
- Born May 9, 1953 in Birmingham, AL USA
In 1989, Ron Jackson played for the Fort Myers Sun Sox of the Senior Professional Baseball Association. He hit .344 with 36 RBI for the club. In 1990, Jackson again played for Fort Myers; he was batting .174 in 9 games when the league folded.
Following his retirement as a player, Jackson coached in the minors for the Chicago White Sox with the Vancouver Canadians (1988) and Birmingham Barons (1990). In 1991-1992, he was the Milwaukee Brewers minor league hitting coordinator. He was the Brewers' Triple A hitting coach with the New Orleans Zephyrs from 1993 to June 1995.
Jackson was a coach with the White Sox from June 1995 to 1998, serving as hitting coach from August 1997 through 1998. He was the hitting coach for the Milwaukee Brewers in 1999. Jackson was hitting coach of the Albuquerque Dukes in 2000, and the Las Vegas 51s in 2001-2002.
In 2003, he became the Boston Red Sox hitting coach. In both of his first two seasons with Boston, the Red Sox led the majors in virtually every offensive category including runs scored. In 2003 the Sox set major league records for extra-base hits, total bases and slugging, and tied a major league record with 373 doubles in 2004. He was let go by the club following the 2006 season. In 2007-2009 he was the hitting coach for the Round Rock Express.
Jackson's brother, Lawrence Jackson, was a minor league outfielder in 1968-1969.
With the Sox he was referred to as "Papa Jack".