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Reggie Jackson
Reggie Jackson
Hall of Fame Baseball Player

Reggie enjoyed an amazing 21-year career, as one of Major League Baseball's most feared sluggers. His 563 career home runs is sixth on the all time list. His 18 post-season homers and .757 World Series slugging average are the best ever, earning him the moniker. "Mr. October."

He played in eleven league Championship Series and five World Series during his illustrious career, and no player in history performed better in clutch playoff and World Series situations.

Jackson was the American League Most valuable Player in 1973 with the Oakland Athletics, and the 1977 World Series MVP with the New York Yankees. It was in the final game of that series that he hit his famous three consecutive home runs, off three different pitchers, each on the first pitch he was thrown.

Reggie retired as a player in 1987 and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1993, his first year of eligibility. He has since worked with the New York Yankees, as special assistant to the managing general partner, and with many major international corporations as a spokesperson and in business development. He is currently the Director of New Business Development for Viking Components, the world's fastest growing computer memory manufacturer, where he is responsible for creating and maintaining corporate alliances. His collection of automobiles is well renowned, and is housed in separate warehouses and museums from Carmel to Costa Mesa, California. He also operates the Mr. October foundation for Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to the education of underprivileged children of all races and backgrounds. Reggie was born in 1946 in Wyncote, Pennsylvania, and attended Arizona State University where he excelled in football and baseball.

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