Reggie Jackson was born on Saturday, May 18, 1946 in in Wyncote, Pennsylvania, USA and he is a famous baseball player.
Biography and Career:
Reggie Jackson was born in Wyncote and he is the son of Marti≠nez Clarence Jackson, a former second baseman with the Newark Eagles of the Negro Leagues, who brought up his son as a single parent after divorcing Reggie's mother. His grandmother was born in St. Croix. In Jackson's family, Martinez was a "personal" name and not a last name; his grandmother fell in love with that Spanish name and named her son "Marti≠nez Clarence". Then, Reggie's father named him "Reggie Marti≠nez". But "Marti≠nez" in his family doesn't have any Latino roots, except that his grandmother lived with his family a few years in Puerto Rico before shifting to the U
In the 1966 Major League Baseball Draft, he was selected by the Kansas City Athletics. He was the 2nd overall draft pick in the 1st round, behind catcher Steve Chilcott, who was selected by the New York Mets. He developed through the minors quickly, reporting for his first training camp with the Single-A Lewis-Clark Broncs, Lewiston, Idaho in June, 1966, having signed for $85,000.
He debuted in the major leagues with the A's on June 9, 1967, a 6-0 A's victory over the Cleveland Indians in Cleveland. Following that season, the Athletics moved to Oakland. He hit 47 home runs in 1969, and was briefly ahead of the pace that Roger Maris set when he broke the single-season record for home runs with 61 in 1961, and that of Babe Ruth when he set the previous record of 60 in 1927.
Born: May 18, 1946 (age 63)
Place : Wyncote, Pennsylvania
Height: 6' (183 cm)
Being born on May 18, Reggie is a Taurus.
Reggie dated Carole Mallory.
Reggie is also known as: Mr. October and # 44.
He married Juanita Campos in 1968 and got separated in 1972.
Why do we like him?
People like him most because he is one of the best Baseball players this world has seen. His shot selection is always superb and it is a visual treat to watch him play.
Why is Reginald Jackson famous?
Reggie is famous for his Career highlights and awards. Some of them are:
√É¬Ę√Ę‚Äö¬¨√ā¬Ę 14√É∆í√Ę‚ā¨‚ÄĚ All-Star selection (1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984)
√É¬Ę√Ę‚Äö¬¨√ā¬Ę 5√É∆í√Ę‚ā¨‚ÄĚ World Series champion (1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1978)
√É¬Ę√Ę‚Äö¬¨√ā¬Ę 2√É∆í√Ę‚ā¨‚ÄĚ Silver Slugger Award winner (1980, 1982)
√É¬Ę√Ę‚Äö¬¨√ā¬Ę 1977 Babe Ruth Award
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