Legends of October (Mr. October)

A small-town athlete becomes a nation’s hero. Baseball was in Reggie Jackson’s blood dating back to his father playing in the Negro Leagues. A three-sport high school athlete decides to pursue a college football scholarship before entering Major League Baseball. After ten dominating seasons, Jackson signed with the New York Yankees where he would write himself into baseball history. Jackson stood in the middle of controversy; his owner loved him but his manager and team captain did not. Fighting adversity and racism, he continued to rise to the top, carrying the Bronx Bombers to the World Series. In one of the most memorable games ever, Jackson hit three homeruns, on three pitches, in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series, sealing the Yankees’ first championship in fifteen years. From that point forward, Number 44 would always be remembered as “Mr. October.”

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