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Reggie Jackson

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson

Profession: MLB Right Fielder

United States of America

Biography: 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
Birthplace: Wyncote, Pennsylvania, USA
Age: 76 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus

Married Life

  • 1968-07-08 Major League Baseball player Reggie Jackson (22) weds his college sweetheart Jennie Campos

Historical Events

  • 1966-06-07 MLB Draft: New York Mets pass on Reggie Jackson to select Antelope Valley HS catcher Steve Chilcott #1
  • 1969-06-14 Oakland As' Reggie Jackson gets 10 RBIs to beat Red Sox 21-7
  • 1973-10-21 Baseball World Series: defending champion Oakland A's beat NY Mets, 5-2 in Game 7 at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum to retain title; A's manager Dick Williams immediately quits; MVP: A's outfielder Reggie Jackson
  • 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 Oakland Athletics trade 2 key members from recent World Series C'ship team, sending outfielder Reggie Jackson and pitcher Ken Holtzman to Baltimore Orioles in exchange for outfielder Don Baylor and pitchers Mike Torrez and Paul Mitchell
  • 1976-07-23 Baltimore 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 dugout altercation
  • 1977-10-18 Baseball World Series: Reggie Jackson hits 3 consecutive HRs tying Babe Ruth's WS record; NY Yankees beat LA Dodgers, 8-4 to clinch, 4-2 series win; MVP: Yankees outfielder Reggie Jackson
  • 1978-07-17 NY Yankee manager Billy Martin and Reggie Jackson fight in dug out after Jackson refuses to bunt, causing Martin to suspend him
  • 1978-07-23 Mayence returns to helps Yankees win their 5th straight game
  • 1978-09-02 Yankees right fielder Reggie Jackson hits his 20th HR of the season in a 6-2 home win over Seattle; 19th MLB 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 outfielder Reggie Jackson causes World Series controversy; interferes with a throw to 1st, deflects ball away during Yankees, 4-3 Game 4 win over LA Dodgers at Yankee Stadium
  • 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 14-time MLB All Star Reggie Jackson is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY
  • 1993-08-14 Reggie Jackson Day - NY Yanks retire 13th # (#44)

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