Reggie Jackson, “Mr. October”
Reggie’s Foundation has made repeated gifts to Morehouse College, Georgia Tech College of Engineering, and schools in Detroit, Oakland, Memphis and the Bronx just to name a few. Additionally, the Foundation supports schools that are doing exceptional work for underserved kids, and schools such as Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, California, which only admits kids whose parents have not attended college. 100% of its graduates attends a four-year college – thanks to the efforts of Eastside and its incredible staff.
Reggie Jackson is an American former professional baseball right fielder who played 21 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees, and California Angels. Reggie was nicknamed “Mr. October” for his clutch hitting in the postseason with the Athletics and the Yankees. Jackson hit 563 career home runs and was an American League All-Star for 14 seasons. Jackson was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1993, he has won two Silver Slugger Awards, the AL Most Valuable Player Award, two World Series MVP Awards, and the Babe Ruth Award. In addition, the Yankees and Athletics retired his team uniform number. Jackson currently serves as a special advisor to the Yankees.