Mets statement on Al Jackson

August 19th, 2019

We are saddened to hear about the passing of Al Jackson, an original Met, who spent 50 years in a New York Mets uniform. He was a pitcher, major league coach, minor league pitching coordinator and front office advisor. It would be impossible to calculate the number of players and staff he touched and influenced during his career. Jackson, 83, passed away today after a long illness at the Emerald Nursing Home in Port St. Lucie, FL. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his wife, Nadine, his sons, Reggie and Barry and grandchildren, Wesley and Kyle.