May 18, 1946,
in Wyncote, Pennsylvania
Reginald Martinez Jackson
Major League Debut:
Teams Played For:
Kansas City A's (1967), Oakland A's (1968-1975, 1987), Baltimore Orioles (1976), New York Yankees (1977-1981), California Angels (1982-1986)
1971 ALCS, 1972 ALCS, 1973 ALCS, 1973 World Series, 1974 ALCS, 1974 World Series, 1975 ALCS, 1977 ALCS, 1977 World Series, 1978 ALCS, 1978 World Series, 1981 ALDS, 1981 ALCS, 1981 World Series, 1982 ALCS, 1986 ALCS
All-Star (14): 1969, 1971-1975, 1977-1984; American League Most Valuable Player 1973; World Series Most Valuable Player 1973 and 1977.
Reggie Jackson earned the nickname "Mr. October" for his World Series heroics with both the A's and Yankees. In 27 Fall Classic games, he amassed 10 home runs - including four in consecutive at-bats - 24 RBI and a .357 batting average. As one of the game's premier power hitters, he blasted 563 career round-trippers. A terrific player in the clutch and an intimidating cleanup hitter, Jackson compiled a lifetime slugging percentage of .490 and earned American League MVP honors in 1973.
"I must admit, when Reggie hit his third home run (1977 World Series) and I was sure nobody was looking, I applauded in my glove."
— Steve Garvey
Did You Know?...
Reggie Jackson was the first player in major league history to amass 100 or more home runs for three different clubs: the A's, Yankees, and Angels.
Hall of Fame
Elected to Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers in 1993, Player
396 votes on 423 ballots 93.62%
Hall of Fame Teammate: Dave Winfield
Home Run Milestone
500th Home run: http://wapc.mlb.com/play?content_id=20005547