1976 Headline: Reggie Jackson Is Coming To The Bronx!!!
On this day in 1976, Reggie Jackson signed a free agent contract with the New York Yankees.
I only wish that I could have been around to witness this as I am sure that the city of New York and Yankees fans across the country were celebrating this incredible occasion.
By this time in his career, Reggie had established himself as a power hitting slugger that was able to dominate the game offensively. His knack for driving in runs in timely situations earned him a lot of respect from fans, foes, and teammates.
But with this signing, I am not sure that anyone knew what was to come!!!
How about 144 home runs, 461 RBI, a .281 batting average, 380 runs scored, 5 All-star appearances, and 2 World Series championships!!!
I’d say that the Yankees got a bargain. Agreed???