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Reggie Jackson from the Chronology
Jun 14, 2001 - Matt Morris strikes out 11 in the Cardinals 3-2 win over the Dodgers and Mark McGwire clubs a solo homer off Jose Lima to pass Reggie Jackson on the all-time homer list. McGwire's homer is his 563rd putting him 6th on the HR list.
May 8, 2001 - The Devil Rays edge the Orioles 4-3 as Tampa Bay's Fred McGriff joins Mark McGwire Hank Aaron Barry Bonds Eddie Murray and Reggie Jackson as the only players to homer off 300 different pitchers in their career. McGriff's solo in the 8th snaps a 3-3 tie.
Aug 1, 1993 - Reggie Jackson is inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame.
Oct 24, 1991 - The Braves win their 3rd game in a row 14-5 to take the Series lead. Lonnie Smith David Justice and Brian Hunter pound out HRs with Smith becoming the 1st player to homer in 3 consecutive Series games since Reggie Jackson in 1977. Smith became Atlanta's starting LF when Otis Nixon was suspended for failing a drug test in September.
Sep 13, 1991 - Toronto OF Joe Carter drives in a run in the Blue Jays' 7-6 victory over the A's becoming the 1st player in history to reach the 100 plateau in 3 consecutive seasons with 3 different teams. Nine players (Dick Allen Orlando Cepeda Rocky Colavito Goose Goslin Rogers Hornsby Reggie Jackson Lee May Al Simmons and Vic Wertz) have collected 100 RBI with three teams but none consecutively.
Apr 30, 1987 - Reggie Jackson hits his 522nd home run and Oakland beats the Brewers 4-1. The loss gives Milwaukee an 18-3 record for the month just behind the April record of 18-2 by the 1984 Tigers.
Dec 24, 1986 - Two free agents sign today‚ OF Gary Ward signs with the New York Yankees‚ while Reggie Jackson signs with the Oakland A's. With Jackson's signing‚ the Angels receive the A's 2nd round draft pick.
Sep 18, 1986 - For the second time in his career Reggie Jackson belts three homers in a game in a 18-3 laugher over Kansas City. At the age of 40 years 4 months Reggie joins Musial and Ruth as the only 40+ player to accomplish the feat. Reggie scores 4 times and has 7 RBIs
Sep 17, 1984 - Reggie Jackson hits his 500th career home run in the 7th inning off Bud Black but the Royals beat California 10-1 to move into first place in the AL West. Jackson is the 13th player in ML history to hit 500 home runs.
Jul 10, 1984 - On the 50th anniversary of Carl Hubbell's legendary 5 consecutive strikeouts in the 1934 All-Star Game NL pitchers Fernando Valenzuela and Dwight Gooden combine to fan 6 batters in a row for a new All-Star Game record in the NL's 3-1 triumph. After Valenzuela whiffs Dave Winfield Reggie Jackson and George Brett in the 4th inning Gooden the youngest All-Star ever at age 19 fans Lance Parrish Chet Lemon and Alvin Davis in the 5th.
May 12, 1984 - The visiting Angels and Tommy John stop the Tigers (26-5) 4-2. John goes 9 innings scattering 8 hits to beat Juan Berenguer. Rob Wilfong and Reggie Jackson belt homers with Reggie's going over the RF roof.
Jul 27, 1982 - Against California Oakland's Rickey Henderson steals his 95th base but gets caught stealing 3 times in an 8-7 13 inning California win. Not since 1916 has an American Leaguer been thrown out 3 times in a game. Rickey will be thrown out 42 times this year breaking the mark of 38 caught steals set by Ty Cobb in 1915. Bob Boone who is behind the plate homers for the Angels. Reggie Jackson and Brian Downing homer and Jax adds 2 doubles.
Jul 5, 1982 - Baltimore's Scott McGregor beats the Angels 8-5 for his 11th straight win over the Haloes. He tires in the 9th and exits after giving up homers to Reggie Jackson and Fred Lynn as California scores 4 times.
Oct 4, 1980 - The Yankees clinch their 4th AL East title in 5 seasons beating Detroit 5-2 in the first game of a doubleheader. Reggie Jackson hits his 41st home run of the season and will share the AL home run crown with Milwaukee's Ben Oglivie.
Jul 13, 1979 - California's Nolan Ryan and Boston's Steve Renko (with one-out help from Bill Campbell) each lose no-hitters in the 9th inning and each settle for one-hit victories: 6-1 over New York and 2-0 over Oakland respectively. Rickey Henderson has the one-out hit off Renko while Reggie Jackson has the one-out hit off Ryan. The Yanks score in the 8th after Spencer hits a line drive that is called an error by scorer Dick Miller. Rick Miller misses a shoestring catch on the ball. LP Tiant had a one hitter in his last outing on July 8.
Apr 19, 1979 - Following a 6-3 loss to the Orioles Yankees Goose Gossage and Cliff Johnson brawl in the clubhouse. Gossage sustains a sprained ligament in his left thumb and will be sidelined until July 12th. After the fight Reggie Jackson predicts that Cliff Johnson's days as a Yankee are numbered. He is proved correct when Johnson is traded to Cleveland on June 15th for Don Hood.
Oct 11, 1978 - The Dodgers go two games up with a 4-3 win in game 2. Ron Cey drives in all the Dodger runs and Reggie Jackson does the same for the Yankees. Bob Welch saves Burt Hooton's win in dramatic fashion by striking out Jackson in the 9th inning.
Oct 6, 1978 - Despite 3 HRs by George Brett off Catfish Hunter the Yankees pull out a 6-5 win in the 3rd game of the LCS. Thurman Munson's 2-run homer in the 8th gives the Yanks a 2-1 series lead. Reggie Jackson hits a 2nd inning homer to match a George Brett blast.
Sep 16, 1978 - With 55091 looking on the Yankees snap a 2-2 tie with a 9th inning triple by Willie Randolph and a sacrifice fly by Thurman Munson to beat the Red Sox 3-2. New York now leads by 3 1/2 games. The Yanks first score on a Reggie Jackson 2-run blast in the 5th. Both starters Catfish Hunter and Mike Torrez go the distance.
Sep 8, 1978 - New York continues its rampage of Boston by scoring 2 runs in the 1st inning and 6 more in the 2nd inning. Boston makes 7 errors to ease the Yankees to a 13-2 romp. Reggie Jackson hits a 3-run homer and Lou Piniella adds a double triple and homer to back Jim Beattie's pitching. Dwight Evans and Carlton Fisk both make a pair of errors. New York is now 2 games in back.
Aug 25, 1978 - With 4 amateur umps officiating Ron Guidry posts his 18th win beating the A's 7-1. Reggie Jackson's HR drives in his 1001st career RBI. The win keeps the Yankees 7 1?2 games behind the Red Sox.
Jul 23, 1978 - Reggie Jackson returns to the team and the Yankees win their 5th straight, 3-1, over the White Sox. At the Chicago airport, Martin, reacting to reporters' questions about Jackson and Steinbrenner, replies, "The two deserve each other. One's a born liar; the other's convicted." The remarks will cost Billy his job.
Jul 17, 1978 - In the latest incident in his feud with manager Billy Martin the Yankees Reggie Jackson ignores instructions and attempts to bunt in the 10th inning of a tie game with the Royals. Jackson pops up the Yanks lose 9-7 in the 11th and Martin serves Jackson with a 5-day suspension without pay. The Royals' 3-game sweep at Yankee Stadium leaves New York in 4th place 14 games behind the Red Sox.
Aug 10, 1977 - Billy Martin installs Reggie Jackson as the Yankees' regular clean-up hitter. The Yanks beat the A's 6-3 as Guidry outpitches Vida Blue. Greg Nettles belts his 26th homer of the season. New York will win 40 of final 53 games with Jackson contributing 13 HRs and 49 RBIs.
Jul 26, 1977 - The Yankees open their final series with Baltimore by tying the O's at 4-4 on a Cliff Johnson two-run pinch homer in the 9th. Reggie Jackson then leads off the 10th with a solo HR to win.
Jun 24, 1977 - Before 54940 at Yankee Stadium Roy White launches a dramatic 2-out 2-run home run in the bottom of the 9th to give the Yanks a 5-5 tie with the Red Sox and New York scores in the next inning on Reggie Jackson bases-loaded single to win 6-5. White's key hit comes after Bill Campbell retires the first 2 Yankees in the 9th and then Willie Randolph triples to bring up Murcer. Sparky Lyle picks up the win handing Boston their 1st loss in 8 games. With homers from Yaz Hobson and George Scott the Sox set a ML record of 33 homers in 10 games.
Jun 22, 1977 - It's not easy but the Yankees stop their 5-game losing streak with a 12-11 win over Detroit. The Yankees are led by Graig Nettles with a 3 run homer and Reggie Jackson who belts a 2-run triple.
Jun 18, 1977 - New York's Reggie Jackson loafs after a Jim Rice bloop double during a 10-4 loss to Boston and is taken out by manager Billy Martin right after the manager removes starter Mike Torrez. Jackson and Martin nearly come to blows in the dugout as national television cameras watch. Boston connects for 5 homers in the game 2 each by Yaz and Bernie Carbo. Fenway Park sees the largest Saturday afternoon crowd (34603) in 20 years.
Jun 5, 1977 - The Yankees hit 6 home runs their most in three years and barely edge the White Sox 8-6. Bucky Dent Reggie Jackson Thurman Munson Carlos May Graig Nettles and rookie George Zeber connect. Zeber's clout his first ML homer comes off Dave Hamilton and is the game winner.
Apr 7, 1977 - Before 43785 in the Opener at Yankee Stadium Catfish Hunter holds the Brewers to five hits three by Von Joshua as the Yankees win 3-0. Von's last hit strikes Catfish in the instep and he leaves after 7 innings of work. Sparky Lyle pitches the last two innings. Jim Wynn has two hits for New York including a homer in his first Yankee at-bat. Reggie Jackson in his first start as a Yankee also has two hits and two runs one on a suicide squeeze by Willie Randolph. With the recent addition of Bucky Dent to the lineup the Yankees start an all-star at every position (Catfish Hunter Thurman Munson Chris Chambliss Willie Randolph Dent Graig Nettles Roy White Mickey Rivers Reggie Jackson and Jimmy Wynn). They will duplicate this on Opening Day 2005.
Nov 4, 1976 - The first mass-market free-agent reentry draft is held at New York's Plaza Hotel. Among those available are Reggie Jackson Joe Rudi Don Gullett Gene Tenace Rollie Fingers Don Baylor Bobby Grich and Willie McCovey. McCovey and Nate Colbert are the only two players not selected but McCovey will catch on with the Giants in spring training and have a banner year at his old position.
Oct 12, 1974 - Oakland slugging star Reggie Jackson connects for a homer off Andy Messersmith to start the scoring and pitcher Ken Holtzman scores the 2nd run in the 5th on a suicide squeeze. The A's win the WS opener 3-2 as the Dodgers strand 12 base runners
Oct 9, 1974 - The A's get just one hit but draw 11 walks 9 off loser Mike Cuellar in beating the Orioles 2-1. Cuellar walks Gene Tenace in the 6th to force in a run and Reggie Jackson doubles in the winning run in the 7th.
Jun 5, 1974 - Oakland's Reggie Jackson and Bill North engage in a clubhouse fight at Detroit. Jackson injures his shoulder and Ray Fosse attempting to separate the combatants suffers a crushed disk in his neck He'll spend 12 weeks on the DL virtually ending his season.
Nov 14, 1973 - Reggie Jackson wins the AL MVP Award unanimously. The Oakland star led the league in runs (99)‚ HRs (32)‚ RBI (117)‚ and slugging (.531). Jim Palmer is named the AL Cy Young winner‚ beating out Nolan Ryan and Catfish Hunter. Wilbur Wood garners just 3 votes despite winning 24 games for the 2nd year in a row‚ and starting 48 games‚ the 4th highest total this century. He started 49 last year.
Oct 20, 1973 - Reggie Jackson hits 2 doubles scores one run and knocks in the other 2 as the A's even the Series with a 3-1 win.
Oct 12, 1972 - Oakland takes the AL flag with a 2-1 win in the 5th game of the LCS. The A's Reggie Jackson steals home but pulls a hamstring in the process sidelining him for the WS.
Jul 13, 1971 - In an All-Star Game featuring HRs by Johnny Bench Hank Aaron Roberto Clemente Reggie Jackson Frank Robinson and Harmon Killebrew the AL triumphs at Detroit 6-4. It is the only AL All-Star victory between 1962 and 1983. Jackson's HR goes 520 feet.
May 2, 1971 - Sam McDowell is suddenly knocked out in the 1st inning at Oakland and charged with the 8-5 loss. Sam gives up 5 runs 3 on a homer by Reggie Jackson. But McDowell comes back in game 2 to win in relief 7-3 in 10 innings. Ted Ford's 3-run homer is the big blow.
Jul 3, 1970 - In pregame ceremonies California's Clyde Wright is inducted into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Hall of Fame for his pitching while at Carson-Newman College. He then hurls a no-hitter against Oakland winning 4-0. Reggie Jackson's 400-foot shot to dead center in the 7th is caught.
Apr 13, 1970 - Oakland uses gold-colored bases during the club's home opener but the Rules Committee subsequently bans this innovation. The Athletics win today 2-1 over the Brewers. Reggie Jackson's 2-run single and the 3-hit pitching of Hunter and Segui is enough to beat Marty Pattin.
Aug 13, 1969 - Baltimore's Jim Palmer leaves no doubt about his comeback with a 8-0 no-hitter against Oakland. Reggie Jackson leading the AL with 42 HRs walks 3 times as the A's drop 2 games behind the Twins in the West. Palmer now 11-2 pushes the O's lead to a comfortable 141?2 games.
Jun 22, 1969 - An AL record-tying 3 straight 2-out HRs by Ted Kubiak Reggie Jackson and Sal Bando in the 3rd inning power a 7-3 Oakland victory over Minnesota in the first of 2 games. Bando also homers in the first to back Dobson's win over Jim Kaat. Katt gets a save in the nitecap as Jim Perry squeezes home Oliva with the winning run in the 13th. Twins win 4-3.
Jun 14, 1969 - With a 21-7 rout of the Red Sox at Fenway Park the Oakland A's regain first place in the AL West. Reggie Jackson hits 2 HRs and drives in 10 Oakland runs. Reggie doubles home a run in the 1st homers in the 3rd and 5th each time with Reynolds on base strikes out with the bases loaded in the 6th and singles in 2 with the sacks full in the 7th. Reg drives in 3 with a single in the 8th on a hit that he could easily have stretched into a double but he paused to admire it thinking he had a homer. Odom is the easy winner. The 21 runs is a team record that won't be matched until 2000.
Apr 24, 1969 - After belting homers his first 2 at bats Reggie Jackson is decked twice by pitches from Woodsen and charges the mound. Reggie gets tossed but the A's win 6-4 over the Twins.
Apr 12, 1969 - The Royals split a pair with the Athletics taking the opener 4-1 as Mike Fiore hits the first homer in the Royals' history. Butler wins over Blue Moon Odom. Nash shuts out the Royals in the nitecap 3-0 with Reggie Jackson and Dick Green supplying homers.
Sep 22, 1968 - Cesar Tovar becomes the 2nd player to play every position in a game as Minnesota's all-purpose star leads the Twins to a 2-1 win over the Oakland A's. Bert Campaneris of the Kansas City A's was the first to pull off this stunt in 1965. Tovar starts the game on the mound and the first batter he faces is Campaneris. Tovar strikes out Reggie Jackson in his one inning.
Sep 14, 1968 - Denny McLain becomes the first 30-game winner since Dizzy Dean in 1934 as the Tigers beat the A's 5-4. Reggie Jackson's homer in the 4th puts the A' s ahead 2-0 but Norm Cash answers with a 3-run shot. Reggie hits another in the 6th but the Tigers push across two in the 9th to win. Kaline pinch hitting for McLain walks and scores the tying run. Denny (30-5) gives up 6 hits and strikes out 10.
Jun 29, 1968 - In the first game of a doubleheader at the Stadium Mantle ties the score with a 2-run homer in the 6th but rookie Reggie Jackson breaks the tie in the 8th with his 9th homer of the year. The A's win 5-2.
Apr 10, 1968 - In Baltimore the Orioles open against the Oakland Athletics with Tom Phoebus winning over Catfish Hunter 3-1. Hunter at age 20 is the youngest opening day starter ever. Reggie Jackson homers for the A's only run while Brooks Robinson homers for Baltimore.
Aug 17, 1967 - California's Jim Weaver gives up Reggie Jackson's first ML homer but holds on to beat Kansas City 4-3.
Jun 7, 1966 - The New York Mets picking first in the June free-agent draft pass up Arizona State OF Reggie Jackson to select C Steve Chilcott. Chilcott will retire after 6 years in the minors and will be the only number-one pick to never play in the major leagues. The A's take Jackson with the 2nd pick.