Reggie Jackson

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Reggie Jackson

Born

5/18/1946, Wyncote, Pennsylvania, USA

Birth Name

Reginald Martínez Jackson, Jr.

Gender

Male

Also Known As

Mr. October
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Biography

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Reggie Jackson is known as "Mr. October" for his clutch performances during the MLB Playoffs. He played in the league for 21 years before retiring in 1987.

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  • Trivia

    • Reggie is number 11 on baseball's all-time home run list with 563.

    • Reggie's favorite movie is Tombstone.

    • Reggie is a fluent speaker of Spanish.

    • Reggie stands 6'0" tall.

    • Reggie holds the record for the most home runs hit in a single World Series game. He hit three in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series.

    • Reggie earned the nickname "Mr. October" because of his various heroics in baseball's postseason, which is played in October.

    • Reggie holds the honor of being the last Kansas City Athletics player to play in a Major League Baseball game.

    • One negative baseball record that Reggie holds is that he is the all-time leader in strikeouts with 2,597.

    • Reggie was named to 14 All-Star teams during his baseball career.

    • Reggie was the first player in Major League Baseball history to hit 100 home runs with three different teams: the Athletics, Yankees, and Angels.

    • Reggie's career slugging percentage was .490.

    • Reggie hit 563 home runs during his career.

    • In 1999, The Sporting News came out with a list of the the 100 greatest baseball players of all time. Reggie was 48th on that list.

    • Reggie was dedicated with a plaque in Yankee Stadium's Monument Park on July 6, 2002.

    • In his 21 seasons in the major leagues, Reggie made the post-season 11 times, winning six pennants and five World Series.

    • Reggie, like another former Yankee named Babe Ruth, had a candy bar named after him. For the opener of the 1978 season, the Curtiss Candy Company came up with "The Reggie Bar," a candy bar with a circular "bar" of peanuts dipped in caramel and covered in chocolate.

    • Reggie batted .300 only once in his career. He accomplished this feat in 1980.

    • Reggie became the first player ever to win the World Series MVP for two different teams (the 1973 Athletics and the 1977 Yankees).

    • Reggie was the first the Yankees player to hit a home run into the black-painted hitter's eye in center field of the newly renovated Yankee Stadium.

    • Upon his arrival in New York in 1976, Reggie found that the number 9, which he wore in Oakland and Baltimore, was already taken. Home run king Hank Aaron would soon retire, and Jackson would take the number 44 instead.

    • Reggie won the 1973 American League MVP Award.

    • Reggie won the World Series MVP Award in 1973 and 1977.

    • Reggie hit two historic home runs at Tiger Stadium (former home of the Detroit Tigers): in the 1971 All-Star Game, he hit a homer over the right field stands that struck the transformer of a light standard on the roof, and in 1984, he hit a home run over the same roof.

    • Reggie attended Arizona State University on a football scholarship; however, he switched to baseball following his freshman year.

    • Reggie graduated from Cheltenham High School in Wyncote, Pennsylvania in 1964. While attending the school, Reggie starred in baseball and football.

    • Reggie was inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1993.

    • Reggie played baseball for 20 years as a right fielder.

    • Reggie played baseball for the Oakland A's, Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees.

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