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Baseball: Ex-ECR standout Conor Jackson announces his retirement

Conor Jackson, who was a standout at Woodland Hills El Camino Real and California, has announced his retirement from baseball.

He turns 31 next month and has been a major leaguer since 2005. He was the last cut from the Baltimore Orioles in spring training.

Jackson, who played infield and outfield, is expected to return to Berkeley to complete his college degree.

He grew up in West Hills and has been always admired for his work ethic and friendly demeanor. El Camino Real retired his jersey two years ago in a ceremony (see video above).

His father, John, has helped as an assistant coach at El Camino Real and has been a well-respected character actor.

-- Eric Sondheimer

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