May 7, 2007
Waldo (Columbia County) native and major league baseball player Travis Jackson played his entire major league career (1922-1936) for the New York Giants. He was nicknamed “Stonewall” because of the wall of defense he provided as shortstop. During his career, he hit 135 home runs and had six seasons of .300 plus batting average. He played in four World Series and was selected to the All Star team in 1934. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.