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Hall of famer was impressive as just another guy


Boise, Idaho, was a great baseball town — home to the Boise Braves, a Milwaukee Class C farm club in the Pioneer League.

But it was the large number of big-league players that set the tone in the valley.

Larry Jackson, Harmon Killebrew and Vernon Law made their home in the city and in nearby towns. Jackson was from Boise, Law from Meridian and Killebrew from Emmett.

It was Jackson, a teammate of Stan Musial, who helped me get a long interview with Musial.

Jackson, a right-handed pitcher, played with Musial with the St. Louis Cardinals for a number of years, and was the one who alerted me...

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