Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Reggie Jackson Passes Mickey Mantle

On May 14, 1986, Reggie Jackson hit career home run number 537, passing Mickey Mantle into sixth place all time in most career home runs.
Reggie Jackson with the California Angels.
Jackson would finish his career with a .262 batting average, 2,584 hits and 1,702 RBI’s to go along with his 563 career home runs.
Jackson’s career included several other special moments including winning five World Series Championships, three with the Oakland Athletics including three consecutive from 1972-1974 and two more with the Yankees in 1977 and 1978.
Reggie Jackson with the New York Yankees.
He was named the World Series MVP in 1973 and 1977.
Jackson was named the 1973 American League MVP, and in 1977 he earned the Babe Ruth award, for the most home runs hit in all of baseball.
Jackson also earned two Silver Slugger awards in 1980 and 1982.  He was also a 14-time All-Star in his 21-year career.
Reggie Jackson with the Oakland A's.
In 1993 Reggie "Mr. October" Jackson was voted into Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame with 93.6 percent of the vote. It was the first time he appeared on the ballot. 

The Oakland Athletics have retired Jackson's no. 9 jersey and the Yankees did the same with his no. 44 jersey.