Still in catchup mode
Sunday February 16th
Only 44 days until Yankees Opening day.
Reggie Jackson nicknamed Mr October. Jackson attended Arizona St in the hopes of playing both sports. He went on a football scholarship and approached the baseball coach about playing. While still in his football gear, he hit a home run on the second pitch he saw and went on to hit 3 home runs on 5 pitches. You decided to give up football and stick to baseball. You came to the Yankees as a free agent in 1977 and claimed you were the straw that stirs the drink. You ended up in a fight in the dugout with manager Billy Martin at Fenway Park and helped coin the nickname of the Bronx Zoo for the Yankees team at the time. But you will most be remembered for the 3 home run night against the Dodgers in the World Series.