Grant Jackson, Pittsburgh Pirates’ Sport 7 Profitable Pitcher 1979 dies aged 78 – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Grant Jackson, the Pirates’ winner in Game 7 of the 1979 World Series, has died.

The pirates say the 78-year-old died Tuesday morning at Canonsburg Hospital as a result of COVID-19.

He was with the Pirates for six seasons from 1977 to 1981 and 1982, playing when the team won their final World Series.

“This pandemic has affected every family in our community, and the pirate family is no different. Winning the Pirates in Game 7 of the 1979 World Series, Grant was a World Series Champion and All-Star who has been dedicated to the Pirates and the city of Pittsburgh since retiring in 1982, “Pirate President Travis Williams said in a statement.

We are very sad to pass on the news of the death of the former pirate mug Grant Jackson.

Grant was the winner of Game 7 of the 1979 World Series and remained an active member of our pirate family. Our deepest condolences to the Jackson family. He will be missed. pic.twitter.com/w4CzUrLLIr

– Pirates (@Pirates) February 2, 2021

“He was an active board member of our alumni association who was always ready to make a contribution to the impact in our community. More than any achievement in the field, Grant was a proud family man. Our deepest condolences and support go to his wife Millie (Milagro), children Debra, Yolanda and Grant Jr., and 10 grandchildren. He will be missed. ”

The pirates say private services will be held on Saturday.

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