Thursday, May 22, 2014

Oakland Athletics Retire Reggie Jackson's Jersey

On May 22, 2004, the Oakland Athletics retire Reggie Jackson's jersey No. 9 honoring the slugger who played his first nine Hall of Fame seasons with the A's helping the team club capture three-consecutive World Series (1972-74).

The former Athletics' right fielder, who had his number 44 retired by the Yankees in 1993, becomes the eighth player to have his number retired by two or more teams.
Jackson would start and finish his career with the Athletics, but played for the Orioles (1976), Yankees (1977-81), and California Angels (1982-1986), before returning to the Athletics in 1987 to retire.
Jackson would finish his career with 14 All-Star appearances, six on the Athletics, five World Series Championships, three with the Athletics, two silver slugger awards, one AL MVP in 1973 with the Athletics, two World Series MVP Awards, one in 1973 with the Athletics, and the Babe Ruth Award in 1977.
Jackson would be a first ballot Hall of Famer when he was inducted into Cooperstown in 1993 with 93.6 percent of the votes.