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July 10, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Mr. October is Mr. Unwelcome at Yankee Stadium, at least for a while. Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson, a special advisor for the New York Yankees, the team with which he reached his height of popularity as a player, has been asked by the team to stay away because of the comments he made about Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez last week. "The Yankees think that the timing is not right for me to be around the team right now," Jackson told USA Today. "When the Yankees feel that the timing is proper, I'll return.
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April 23, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Albert Pujols joined the 500 home run club Tuesday, hitting two in the Angels' 7-2 victory over the Washington Nationals. He joined another club, as well. A group of three players who reached career milestones as Angels. Those three players have two things in common: None helped the Angels win a World Series, and all chose to go into the Hall of Fame wearing another team's uniform. Reggie Jackson belted his 500th home run against the Kansas City Royals in Anaheim Stadium on Sept.
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October 11, 1996 | ROSS NEWHAN
Reggie Jackson, a special advisor to Yankee owner George Steinbrenner, was on the field before Game 2, talking with players at the batting cage. He had returned Thursday for the first time since a heated confrontation with Steinbrenner on the team bus heading to the airport and a flight to Texas for continuation of the American League division series against the Rangers. Steinbrenner had wondered why Jackson was on the bus, and who had invited him to accompany the team.
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February 12, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
James Harden is long gone, presumably never to return. Russell Westbrook is probably coming back soon, though the right knee that has required three surgeries since April makes his long-term durability somewhat questionable. That leaves Kevin Durant, which means everything is going to be OK(C) for the Thunder. It almost seems as if the spindly forward is all Oklahoma City needs on many nights. Durant recently scored 30 or more points in 12 consecutive games, a streak that ended only after he sat out the entire fourth quarter of a blowout victory over the Brooklyn Nets.
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November 8, 1986
I love the California Angels, and Reggie Jackson has been my favorite for years. Reggie is a very special person. He brings something to every team he plays for. If he was only 10 years younger, we Padres could use him. Good luck, Reg. Stay as great as you are. The Angels and Padres will always be my favorites! MONA FELLOR San Diego
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November 21, 1990 | From Associated Press
Former baseball star Reggie Jackson and his former agent Gary Walker are attempting to assemble a group of local and out-of-state investors to become part of Phoenix's effort to get a major-league baseball expansion franchise. Walker, currently a partner with Jackson in United Development Co. Inc.
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April 16, 2006 | Mike Downey, Chicago Tribune
Reggie Jackson is a month from turning 60. Yet it was not so very long ago when he was baseball's big name, the huge star with the mighty swings and the monster home runs, the Barry Bonds of his time. If the "reality show" concept had come to television in his day, Jackson undoubtedly would have been the first ballplayer approached to star in one. On his way to 563 home runs and a lifetime World Series average of .357, he was a household name from the Big Apple to the O.C.
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March 11, 2004 | From Associated Press
Reggie Jackson challenged baseball's whopping home run totals, and said some are the result of players taking steroids. "Somebody definitely is guilty of taking steroids," the Hall of Fame slugger told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for today's editions. "You can't be breaking records hitting 200 home runs in three or four seasons. The greatest hitters in the history of the game didn't do that," said Jackson, who hit 563 home runs.
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October 11, 1986
Reggie Jackson has to be the luckiest player in baseball. He always seems to join a team just as it is going to win a pennant. GORDON BREITMAN Glendale
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April 24, 1987 | Associated Press
A disorderly conduct citation against Oakland A's player Reggie Jackson was dismissed Thursday by Milwaukee Circuit Court Commissioner Harry Halloway. The citation was issued after a dispute over an autograph last May 3 at Major Goolsby's, a downtown bar and restaurant, between Jackson and Donald Weimer of Racine, Wis. Jackson then played for the Angels. Halloway noted that Weimer already had pleaded guilty to a disorderly conduct citation.
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September 3, 2013
Frank Pulli MLB umpire turned to instant replay in '99 Frank Pulli, 78, a longtime umpire for Major League Baseball who used instant replay to make a call nearly a decade before video reviews were allowed, died Wednesday in Palm Harbor, Fla., of complications from Parkinson's disease, according to MLB. Pulli umpired in the National League from 1972 to '99 and worked four World Series, six NL championship series and two All-Star games....
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July 16, 2013
Baltimore slugger Chris Davis said Monday that he considers the single-season home run record to be Roger Maris' 61, rather than the official mark of 73 set by Barry Bonds. Davis is on pace to hit 62 this year. How convenient. Actually, he was referring to the widely held belief that Bonds' number was enhanced by steroids and Maris' was not. Either way, Davis could find himself in some pretty lofty company by the end of the season. But will he reach any of the magic numbers?
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October 25, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval had one of the greatest performances in World Series history Wednesday when he hit three home runs to power the Giants to an 8-3 Game 1 victory over the Detroit Tigers. In the first inning, Sandoval hit an 0-2 fastball by Tigers starter Justin Verlander into the front row over the center-field wall. In the third inning, again off Verlander, Sandoval hit a 2-0 pitch into the front row of the left-field bleachers. Sandoval capped his day by hitting a solo homer deep to center off of Al Albuquerque in the fifth inning.
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August 22, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
BOSTON - Mike Trout is a lock for American League rookie of the year, and he's a leading candidate for most valuable player, but this week he reached a different kind of sports pinnacle. Trout, 21, is on the cover of Sports Illustrated, holding a bat under the headline, "The Supernatural. " Trout is the seventh Angels player to make Sports Illustrated's cover, a list that includes Nolan Ryan , Reggie Jackson , Rod Carew and Albert Pujols . Several players from the 2002 team graced the cover after the Angels won the World Series.
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July 10, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Mr. October is Mr. Unwelcome at Yankee Stadium, at least for a while. Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson, a special advisor for the New York Yankees, the team with which he reached his height of popularity as a player, has been asked by the team to stay away because of the comments he made about Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez last week. "The Yankees think that the timing is not right for me to be around the team right now," Jackson told USA Today. "When the Yankees feel that the timing is proper, I'll return.
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June 24, 2012 | By Phil Rogers
Despite all the talk about Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera , no one is more important to the Tigers than leadoff man Austin Jackson . Detroit entered the weekend six games above .500 with him in the lineup and seven under without him. The Rangers' Joe Nathan has replaced Mariano Rivera in having the best career rate of converting save opportunities. He entered the weekend at .8932, ahead of Rivera's .8923. Very impressive. Only four players have hit 100-plus home runs with at least three teams - Darrell Evans , Reggie Jackson , Alex Rodriguez and Jim Thome . It will be a shame if Mike Trout and Bryce Harper aren't named to play in the All-Star game.
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October 2, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Reggie Jackson has taken his final swing and his final bow. Jackson singled as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning of Oakland's 9-5 victory over Cleveland Thursday at Oakland and said afterward that his colorful, controversial 20-year career is over. "This was my last at-bat," said Jackson, 41. "I'd like to be around next year, but it won't be as a player." Jackson said he is considering a coaching or management role with the club, or possibly investing and becoming a part-owner.
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September 5, 1987 | RICHARD JUSTICE, The Washington Post
It's a few minutes past 9 on one of those resplendent Bay Area mornings when Reggie Jackson turns his custom-built 1955 Chevrolet into the parking lot at the Oakland Coliseum. The car is a classic piece of Americana, from the leather seats to the chrome wheels to the immaculate maroon paint job, and the fans awaiting Jackson's arrival treat it as such. "Love the car, Reggie," one man tells this country's most famous sports figure (according to a recent survey by Benton and Bowles Advertising).
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July 10, 2010 | By Bill Shaikin
Bo Jackson led off the 1989 All-Star game at Anaheim Stadium with a 448-foot home run, a majestic moment in the history of the Midsummer Classic. A look at some others: 1933: It's the first All-Star game, and Babe Ruth hits the first home run. 1934: Carl Hubbell strikes out Hall of Famers Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons and Joe Cronin in order. 1949: Jackie Robinson, Don Newcombe, Roy Campanella and Larry Doby break the All-Star game color barrier. 1955: Stan Musial hits a walk-off home run — not that the term had been invented yet — as the NL erases a 5-0 deficit and wins, 6-5. 1970: Pete Rose knocks over Ray Fosse to score the winning run, separating Fosse's shoulder.
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November 6, 2009 | Mike Penner
Reggie Jackson remembers hitting the home run, rounding the bases, looking up and seeing a shower of candy bars. It was April 1978, and the New York Yankees had welcomed fans to their home opener by handing out Reggie! bars, a chocolate, caramel and peanut confection named after the Yankees' slugger. How good was the Reggie! bar? Jackson's teammate, Catfish Hunter, famously remarked that when you take a bite out of one, it tells you how good it is. But when Jackson looked up and saw that torrent of chocolate rain, he wasn't sure that commendation was enough.
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