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Monday, May 09, 2016

Dan Epstein on Reggie Jackson’s lost season in Baltimore

There was also no question that, even in a stacked field of free agents—it included his former A’s teammates Rollie Fingers, Sal Bando, Joe Rudi, Gene Tenace, and Bert Campaneris—Jackson was clearly the most appetizing entrée on the re-entry draft buffet. Jackson, who had cracked to reporters in 1975 that, “If I played in New York, they’d name a candy bar after me,” was now not joking around at all. He was openly angling to play for the Yankees, even dropping some less-than-subtle on-air hints about it while serving as a guest analyst during ABC’s broadcast of the Yankees-Royals ALCS. “I can play for a man like that,” he said of Yankees skipper Billy Martin.

djordan Posted: May 09, 2016 at 01:22 PM | 24 comment(s)
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