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"The Gift and the Curse" The Jeff Jackson Story

September 27, 2018

"Former Gatorade National High School Baseball Player of the Year, and Philadelphia Phillies 1st round draft pick Jeff Jackson reveals his truth about his professional baseball experience"

 

Los Angeles, Sep 27, 2018 - Author (Jeff Jackson) former professional baseball player pulls back the curtain, on the days of his professional baseball career. He reveals his truth about his career, as well as his experience with the Philadelphia Phillies, and shares what really happened, in his own words. Jackson divulges his most interpersonal thoughts and feelings about his life and baseball career, for the first time in his debut book titled, "THE GIFT AND THE CURSE".

Jackson gained national attention in 1989, winning the Gatorade National High School Baseball Player of the Year Award and being selected as the 4th overall pick in the 1st round of the Major League Baseball Draft, by the Philadelphia Phillies. He has received many accolades over the course of his career. However, Jackson's most prominent award came in the form of two separate proclamations. One from Richard M. Daley, Mayor of Chicago, and the other from the Governor of Illinois, James R. Thompson, proclaiming June 2nd, to be Jeff Jackson Day, in the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois.

Author (Jeff Jackson) wrote, "THE GIFT AND THE CURSE" with the help of Dana Jones, in a little over a years time. " For years I set back, and let the media re-account to the world there rendition of what they considered to be the truth about my career, without knowing the facts. I grew tired of reading negative comments about myself, and my time with the Phillies in sports blogs on the internet, so I decided it was finally time I changed the narrative of my baseball career, and share my true story ".

Reader's interested in sports or has an affinity, and appreciation of athletes, preferentially for baseball in general, will swoon over "THE GIFT AND THE CURSE" and Jackson's willingness to open up and share his truth, In hopes that others can learn from the mistakes he made as a young professional athlete, dealing with the struggle of balancing popularity, pressure, and the depression that he experienced during his playing days, with the Phils. This book is packed with never seen before pictures and news articles from the little leagues, high school, and the pros.

"THE GIFT AND THE CURSE" THE JEFF JACKSON STORY by Jeff Jackson will be released September 27, 2018, from publisher 1st Round Sports & Entertainment LLC, it is available only at  thejeffjacksonstory.com in paperback and pdf download.

If you would like more information about "THE GIFT AND THE CURSE" THE JEFF JACKSON STORY or schedule an interview with Jeff Jackson, please contact the author @ Email:1stroundsportsent@gmail.com

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