Reggie Jackson

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Reggie Jackson at Dodger Stadium 2010

Reginald Martinez "Reggie" Jackson (born May 18, 1946) was a baseball player for the Oakland Athletics, the New York Yankees,[1][2] and the California Angels. He was named Mr. October in the 1977 series. In 1973 and 77 he was named the most valuable player of the World Series. He played right fielder.

Jackson played 21 seasons and reached the post-season in 11 of them, winning six pennants and four World Series.

Jackson was also voted to the Baseball Hall of Fame[3] in 1993 on the first ballot. His number was retired by the Athletics and the Yankees.

In 2007, ESPN aired a mini-series called The Bronx is Burning. It was about the 1977 Yankees. The conflicts and controversies around Jackson are a central part of the storyline. Jackson is portrayed by Daniel Sunjata.

References[change | change source]

  1. Chass, Murray (November 28, 1976). "Yankees to Sign Reggie Jackson". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. New York Times News Service. p. 1B. Retrieved December 2, 2011.
  2. Donaghy, Jim (August 2, 1993). "Reggie Jackson Homers in Hall". The Free Lance-Star. p. C2. Retrieved December 2, 2011.
  3. "Reggie Jackson's Plaque". National Baseball Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on June 8, 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-22.