Reggie Jackson

Professional Baseball Player + Outfielder + Coach

Reginald Martinez "Reggie" Jackson is an American former baseball right fielder who played 21 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for four 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.… Read More

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1946 Birth Born on May 18, 1946.


1964 18 Years Old Jackson graduated from Cheltenham High in 1964, where he excelled in football, basketball, baseball, and track and field. … Read More


In the beginning of his sophomore year in 1966, Jackson replaced Rick Monday (the first player ever selected in the Major League Baseball draft and a future teammate with the A's) at center field. … Read More
1967 21 Years Old 1 More Event
He began 1967 with the Birmingham A's in the Double-A Southern League in Birmingham, Alabama, where Jackson got his first taste of racism, being one of only a few blacks on the team. … Read More
1969 - 1971 3 More Events
1972 26 Years Old 1 More Event
The A's won the division again in 1972; their series with the Tigers went the full five games, and Jackson scored the tying run in the clincher on a steal of home. … Read More


1976 30 Years Old With the coming of free agency after the 1976 season, and with team owner Finley unwilling to pay the higher salary that Jackson would ask for, Jackson was traded on April 2, 1976 along with minor leaguer Bill VanBommell and Ken Holtzman to the Baltimore Orioles for Don Baylor, Mike Torrez, and Paul Mitchell. … Read More
Jackson's first season with the Yankees, 1977, was a difficult one. … Read More
1979 33 Years Old With 25 total bases, Jackson also broke Ruth's record of 22 in the latter Series; this remains a World Series record, Willie Stargell tying it in the 1979 World Series. … Read More
1980 34 Years Old In 1980, Jackson batted .300 for the only time in his career, and his 41 home runs tied with Ben Oglivie of the Milwaukee Brewers for the American League lead. … Read More
As he entered the last year of his Yankee contract in 1981, Jackson endured several difficulties from George Steinbrenner. … Read More
1982 36 Years Old On April 27, 1982, in Jackson's first game back at Yankee Stadium with the Angels, he broke out of a terrible season-starting slump to hit a home run off former teammate Ron Guidry. … Read More
1984 38 Years Old 1 More Event
On September 17, 1984, on the 17th anniversary of the day he hit his first home run, he hit his 500th, at Anaheim Stadium off Bud Black of the Royals. … Read More


1986 40 Years Old That season, the Angels won the American League West, and would do so again in 1986, but lost the American League Championship Series both times.
1988 42 Years Old After his retirement as an active player, Jackson returned to his color commentary role covering the 1988 American League Championship Series (alongside Gary Bender and Joe Morgan) for ABC. … Read More
1991 45 Years Old 1 More Event
Jackson has endured three fires to personal property, including a 1991 fire to his home in Oakland which destroyed his 1973 MVP Award. … Read More
1993 47 Years Old The Yankees retired his uniform number 44 on August 14, 1993, shortly after his induction into the Hall of Fame. … Read More


1999 53 Years Old In 1999, Jackson placed 48th on Sporting News 100 Greatest Baseball Players. … Read More
2002 56 Years Old 1 More Event
The Yankees dedicated a plaque in his honor on July 6, 2002, which now hangs in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium. … Read More


2007 61 Years Old In 2007, ESPN aired a mini-series called The Bronx is Burning, about the 1977 Yankees, with the conflicts and controversies around Jackson a central part of the storyline. … Read More
2008 62 Years Old In 2008, he threw out the first pitch at Yankees Opening Day, the last one at Yankee Stadium. … Read More
2009 63 Years Old On October 9, 2009, Jackson threw the opening pitch for Game 2 of the ALDS between the New York Yankees and the Minnesota Twins.
2010 64 Years Old 1 More Event
He co-authored a book in 2010, Sixty-Feet Six-Inches, with fellow Hall of Famer Bob Gibson. … Read More
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