A blog about sports history with some game coverage mixed in from the former Martinez News-Gazette sports editor, and beat writer for Unviersity of California Berkeley athletics, Golden State Warriors, Oakland Athletics, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers, San Jose Earthquakes and the San Jose Sharks.
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
The Oakland Athletics have
retired Jackson's no. 9 jersey and the Yankees did the same with his no. 44 jersey.