» September 27, 1922: In the Giants, 3–2 win over the Phils, rookie Travis Jackson debuts, going 0-for-2. Jackson will play 15 years for the Giants, eventually going to the Hall of Fame.
» May 30, 1923: After playing before the National League's biggest crowd (41,000) in the P.M. game of the holiday twin bill against Brooklyn, the Giants head west with a 4-game lead over the Pirates. Five regulars will bat over .300, and three will top 100 RBI, led by NL leader Irish Meusel's 125. At 3B, rookie Travis Jackson takes over for gimpy Heinie Groh. With five future Hall of Famers in the lineup and eight on the roster during the season, the Giants will be the first team to hold first place from opening to closing day and the only NL team to have done it. With average pitching, they win just 95 games, but it's enough for a four 1/2 game margin over the Reds.
» September 5, 1924: In Philadelphia, the Giants sweep two from the Phils, winning 6–5 and 15–3. Harry Baldwin and Hugh McQuillan are the winners. Travis Jackson hits a grand slam in the game two rout.
» September 6, 1924:
Travis Jackson hits his 2nd grand slam in two days as the Giants and Phils slug their way to a split. The Phils win the opener, 8–7 and the Giants come back to win, 16–14. Harry Baldwin, in relief, wins his 2nd in two days.
» October 10, 1924: President and Mrs. Coolidge and 31,665 others thrill to the 2nd 3-hour battle of the Series. Bucky Harris starts 23-year-old righthander Curly Ogden (9-8) against Virgil Barnes (16-10), then pulls him after he fans Fred Lindstrom and walks Frisch. In comes lefty George Mogridge (16-11), a move intended to keep lefty Bill Terry on the Giants bench. Bucky Harris lifts one into the temporary seats in LF for a 1–0 lead. In the 6th a single ties it at 1–1, and Harris brings in Firpo Marberry for his 4th appearance. A base hit and two costly errors give the Giants a 3–1 lead. In the 8th, pinch-hitter Nemo Liebold doubles and C Muddy Ruel singles. A walk loads the bases and up comes Harris, who hits a hard bounder to 3B that strikes a pebble and skips over Lindstrom's head and down the LF line as the tying runs score. Walter Johnson, pitching on one days rest, then comes in to hold New York. With one out in the last of the 12th, Giants reliever Jack Bentley gets Muddy Ruel to pop up near home plate, but veteran C Hank Gowdy steps on his discarded mask, which he cannot shake from his shoe, and the ball falls to the ground. Ruel then gets his 2nd hit, a double. Walter Johnson reaches 1B on SS Travis Jackson's error. Earl McNeely hits a grounder at Lindstrom, and improbably, the ball again takes a bounce over his head. Ruel tears home with Washington's first World Series championship.
» June 12, 1925: Against the Pirates, the Giants make a triple play that goes from SS Travis Jackson to C Hank Gowdy to 3B Heinie Groh to RF Ross Youngs to 2B George Kelly to 1B Terry. In the first inning, with Max Carey on 3B and Johnny Rawlings on 2B, Kiki Cuyler taps a slow roller to SS that gets away from Jackson for a few seconds. Carey starts home and is caught, Jackson to Gowdy to 3B Groh. Rawlings, on his way to 3B, heads back to 2B and is run down. Cuyler tries for 2B and gets caught in a rundown.
» September 2, 1925: After losing Game One by a 6–3 score to the Phils, the Giants unload in a nitecap, 24–9 shelling. The hits keep coming—30 to be exact in a record 58 at-bats—at Baker Bowl. Four New Yorkers—Southworth, Frisch, Irish Meusel, and Lindstrom—each collect four hits apiece, while a ML record-tying ten batters each collect two hits each. Doc Farrell (2-for-3) who takes over for Travis Jackson at short in the 6th is the 10th. Ex-Phil Meusel drives home nine runs, while Rookie Fred Fitzsimmons allows 14 hits, including homers by Cy Williams, Johnny Mokan and Hal Carlson in the 8th frame. Phils starter Art Decatur is the loser.
» April 1, 1927:
Giants SS Travis Jackson has an appendicitis operation
that puts him out of action for 6 weeks.
» December 4, 1927: Pirates OF Paul Waner noses out Frank Frisch for National League MVP honors with 72 points to 66. Rogers Hornsby, Cubs P Charlie Root, and Giants SS Travis Jackson also score high.
» May 25, 1929: At the Polo Grounds, the Giants belt four homers -- 2 by Travis Jackson and one by Edd Roush and Jim Welsh -- to whip the Braves, 10–3. Roush's home run is the 2,000th in Giants history.
» August 31, 1933:
The Giants lose 3B Johnny Vergez for the season due to an appendectomy. Travis Jackson, who has been filling in at SS, shifts to 3B.
» May 2, 1934: The Giants beat the Dodgers, 6–5, for a series sweep and takes over first place in the National League. Lefty O'Doul, pinch hitting for Travis Jackson in the 8th, homers with two on off reliever Van Lingle Mungo. Charlie Perkins takes the loss against Hal Schumacher. Mel Ott hits his 6th homer of the year in the 3rd with Ott on base.
» May 30, 1934:
A record crowd of 41,000 jam Ebbets Field for a doubleheader with the Giants. New York manager Bill Terry, who earlier in the year had wisecracked, "Brooklyn? Are they still in the league?" proved correct. New York sweeps both games, 5–2 and 8–6, to raise their season record to 6–0 vs. the Dodgers. New York will move into 1st place the following week. Giants SS Travis Jackson has only one chance in 18 innings.
» December 18, 1936: The Giants purchase the Albany International League franchise and move it to Jersey City where the team will play in the new Roosevelt Stadium. Recently retired Travis Jackson will manage the team.
» April 11, 1950: The Texas League opener between Dallas and Tulsa is staged in the Cotton Bowl. The Dallas starters taking the field include Ty Cobb, Mickey Cochrane, Tris Speaker, Dizzy Dean, Travis Jackson, Frank Baker, Charlie Gehringer as well as Duffy Lewis and Dallas manager, Charlie Grimm, the two non-Hall of Famers. After Dean throws one pitch, the squad is replaced by the regular Dallas Eagles team. 53,578 fans, the largest paid crowd (since surpassed) in minor-league history, cheer.
» March 10, 1982: Travis Jackson and Happy Chandler are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Special Veterans Committee. Jackson hit .291 in 15 seasons as the New York Giants SS in the 1920s and 30s, while Chandler was baseball's 2nd commissioner and oversaw—and encouraged—the dismantling of the color barrier in 1947.
» August 1, 1982: Hank Aaron, Frank Robinson, Travis Jackson, and Happy Chandler are inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, New York.