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Reggie Jackson Newsbeat

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)
  Beats: dan epstein, mlb, reggie jackson

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Young: Reggie’s job is to sell N.Y. on Yankee Stadium - NY Daily News

“The greatest thing I had going for me was New York,” said George Steinbrenner. “Bronfman can have his liquor in Montreal. Kroc can have his hamburgers in San Diego.”

Ray Krock, the McDonald’s man, offered a million more than Steinbrenner did. Charles Bronfman, the Seagram’s man, offered two million more, but if there’s one place on the North American continent that has worse weather than New York, it’s Montreal.

George Steinbrenner is smart. He took Reggie Jackson walking, and he took him in broad daylight. There’s a new kids’ game in New York. It’s called Hit the Old People Over the Head. The junior record was set the other night, a 102-year old woman.

“No mater how people try to demean New York,” said George Steinbrenner, “it’s still the Big Apple. If somebody would just realize that.”

Jim Furtado Posted: November 29, 2015 at 10:13 AM | 20 comment(s)
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