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Reggie Jackson
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Jackson at Dodger Stadium in 2010
Right fielder
Born: May 18, 1946 (1946-05-18) (age 73)
Wyncote, Pennsylvania
Batted: Left Threw: Left
debut
June 9, 1967, for the Kansas City Athletics
Last appearance
October 4, 1987, for the Oakland Athletics
MLB statistics
Batting average .262
Hits 2,584
Home runs 563
Runs batted in 1,702
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • 14× All-Star (1969, 1971–1975, 1977–1984)
  • World Series champion (1972–1974, 1977, 1978)
  • AL MVP (1973)
  • 2× World Series MVP (1973, 1977)
  • 2× Silver Slugger Award (1980, 1982)
  • 4× AL home run leader (1973, 1975, 1980, 1982)
  • AL RBI leader (1973)
  • Oakland Athletics No. 9 retired
  • New York Yankees No. 44 retired
  • Athletics Hall of Fame
  • Monument Park honoree
Member of the National
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Induction 1993
Vote 93.6% (first ballot)

Reginald Martinez "Reggie" Jackson (born May 18, 1946) was a baseball player for the Oakland Athletics, the New York Yankees, 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 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.

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