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Mr. October is a name that will live in baseball history forever. Iconic sports speaker Reggie Jackson was a revered baseball player who played 21 seasons in the big leagues from 1967-1987. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1993 and knows a thing or two about performing in the biggest of moments. Reggie played for a number of teams over the years including the Athletics, Orioles, Yankees, and the Angels. His jersey has since been retired by both the Yankees and Athletics. Today Reggie has blossomed into a great motivational speaker and sports icon.

As a standout high school athlete, Reggie was recruited by top football schools including Alabama, Oklahoma and Georgia. He had offers to come straight out of high school to play in the MLB, but declined in favor of an education and his football scholarship at Arizona State University. After two years at Arizona State, Reggie was selected 2nd overall by the Kansas City Athletics in the 1966 MLB draft. A year later he had worked his way through their minor league system and had become an offensive powerhouse for the A’s. Reggie would go on to lead the A’s to 2 World Series titles on his way to an MVP award in 1973. He would sign with the New York Yankees in 1977 and this is where Jackson became known as Mr. October. He hit 3 home runs in game 6 of the 1977 World Series to clinch the title for the Yanks. He was again awarded the World Series MVP and became the first player to win it with two teams. His impressive playoff performances would become the staple of his career that produced 14 all-star appearances, 5 World Series titles and 2 Silver Slugger Awards.

During the offseason, Reggie doubled as a sports reporter for ABC Sports and made cameo appearances in a number of movies such as The Benchwarmers, Richie Rich and BASEketball. Reggie even hosted his own sports show on Nickelodeon from 1981-1982. Following his retirement, he signed on to become a consultant and liaison to the Yankees. Jackson has been a powerful mentor for Yankee greats such as Derek Jeter who longed for his advice when he first came into the league. In 2010, he helped co-author a book titled Sixty-Feet Six-Inches with fellow Hall of Fame baseball player Bob Gibson.