8. Reggie Jackson
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: May 18, 1946 in Abington, PA USA
  • Weight: 195 lbs.
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: June 09, 1967
  • Final Game: October 04, 1987
  • TSN All-Star - 1969
  • Most Valuable Player - 1973
  • TSN All-Star - 1973
  • TSN Major League Player of the Year - 1973
  • TSN Player of the Year - 1973
  • World Series MVP - 1973
  • TSN All-Star - 1975
  • TSN All-Star - 1976
  • Babe Ruth Award - 1977
  • World Series MVP - 1977
  • Silver Slugger - 1980
  • TSN All-Star - 1980
  • Silver Slugger - 1982
 
ABRHHRRBISBAVG
9864155125845631702228 0.262
 

The heroics of Reggie Jackson may have been at the most viewed in New York City, but it all began with the Athletics.

Reggie Jackson came up with the A’s when they were still in Kansas City (1967), and he would become a starter the following year when the franchise relocated to Oakland.  That year would show precisely what everyone should forever expect from Jackson.  He went deep 29 times and led the AL in Strikeouts, but he was always a must-watch at bat.

Over the next seven seasons, Jackson would be an All-Star in six of them, and he would lead the AL in Home Runs twice as an Athletic (1973 & 1975) and had four 30 plus Home Run campaigns with the team.  He would win the Slugging Title in both of his Home Run Title years, and in the latter year (1973), he was named the American League MVP.

Jackson’s post-season heroics began in Oakland.  He was a vital part of Oakland’s three straight World Series Championships (1972-74) and was the World Series MVP in 1973. 

His tenure in Oakland would end when he was due to become a Free Agent, and the A's Owner, Charlie Finlay, arranged a trade to the Baltimore Orioles feeling that he would not be able to afford to sign him.

Jackson’s overall numbers with the Athletics would see him blast 269 Home Runs with a .496 Slugging Percentage.

Jackson would enter the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1993.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 2nd Overall 6/7/66.
  • Departed: Traded to the Baltimore Orioles with Bill Van Brommel and Ken Holtzman for Don Baylor, Paul Mitchell, and Mike Torrez 4/2/76.
  • Games Played: 1346
  • Notable Statistics: 756 Runs, 1,228 Hits, 234 Doubles, 27 Triples, 269 Home Runs, 776 Runs Batted In, 145 Stolen Bases, .262/.355/.496 Slash Line, 48.1 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Champion (1972, 1973 & 1974)

    MVP (1973)

    All-Star (1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974 & 1975)

    World Series MVP (1973)

    Highest Offensive bWAR (1969)

    Highest Slugging Percentage (1969 & 1973)

    Highest OPS (1969 & 1973)

    Most Runs Scored (1969 & 1973)

    Most Home Runs (1973 & 1975)

    Most Runs Batted In (1973)

    Highest OPS+ (1969, 1973 & 1974)

    Most Intentional Walks (1973 & 1974)

    Highest Stolen Base Percentage (1974)

    Highest Power-Speed # (1973 & 1974)

    Most Putouts by a Rightfielder (1969, 1971, 1973, 1974 & 1975)

    Most Assists by a Rightfielder (1968 & 1971)

    Most Total Zone Runs by a Rightfielder (1971)

    Highest Range Factor per Game by a RIghtfielder (1971)
Tagged under

Add comment


Security code
Refresh