Reggie Jackson

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson Full Name: Reggie Jackson


Profession: MLB Right Fielder
Why Famous: Played 21 seasons in the MLB for five different teams (1967–1987). He was nicknamed "Mr. October" for his clutch hitting in the postseason with the Oakland A's and the New York Yankees. He is perhaps best remembered for hitting three consecutive home runs in the clinching game of the 1977 World Series.

Born: May 18, 1946 (71 years old)
Star Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wyncote, Pennsylvania, USA

Married Life

  • 1968-07-08 MLB baseball player Reggie Jackson (22) weds his college sweetheart Jennie Campos

Historical Events in the Life of Reggie Jackson

  • 1966-06-07 NY Mets pass up Reggie Jackson to draft Steve Chilcott #1
  • 1969-06-14 Oakland As' Reggie Jackson gets 10 RBIs to beat Red Sox 21-7
  • 1973-11-13 Oakland A's Reggie Jackson wins AL MVP unanimously
  • 1974-06-05 As' Reggie Jackson and Bill North engage in clubhouse fight at Detroit
  • 1976-04-02 A's trade prospective free agents Reggie Jackson & Ken Holtzman, to Orioles for Don Baylor, Mike Torrez & Paul Mitchell
  • 1976-07-23 Balt Oriole Reggie Jackson homers in 6th straight game
  • 1976-11-04 1st mass-market free-agent reentry draft, Reggie Jackson, Joe Rudi, Gullett, Tenace, Fingers, Baylor, Grich & McCovey, available
  • 1976-11-29 NY Yankees sign free agent Reggie Jackson to 5-year contract
  • 1977-06-18 Billy Martin & Reggie Jackson get into a dug out altercation
  • 1977-10-18 Reggie Jackson hits 3 consecutive homers tying Ruth's series record
  • 1978-07-17 NY Yankee manager Billy Martin & Reggie Jackson fight in dug out after Jackson refuses to bunt, causing Martin to suspend him
  • 1978-07-23 Reggie Jackson returns & helps Yankees win their 5th straight
  • 1978-09-02 Reggie Jackson is 19th player to hit 20 HR in 11 straight years
  • 1978-10-11 Dodgers Bob Welch dramatically strikes out Reggie Jackson in 9th
  • 1978-10-14 NY Yank Reggie Jackson causes World Series controversy by getting in the way of a throw to 1st & deflects the ball away
  • 1980-08-11 Yanks Reggie Jackson hits his 400th HR off Chicago's Britt Burns
  • 1983-05-13 Reggie Jackson is 1st major leaguer to strike out 2,000 times
  • 1984-09-17 Reggie Jackson is 13th to hit 500 HRs
  • 1985-06-19 Reggie Jackson hits his 513th HR to move into 10th place
  • 1986-05-14 Reggie Jackson hit his 537th HR passing Mickey Mantle into 6th place
  • 1988-11-16 Jose Canseco is 1st unanimous AL MVP since Reggie Jackson
  • 1993-01-05 Reggie Jackson elected to Hall of Fame
  • 1993-08-01 Reggie Jackson enshrined in Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY
  • 1993-08-14 Reggie Jackson Day - NY Yanks retire 13th # (#44)

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