Corridor of Famer Reggie Jackson is stepping down as a particular advisor for the New York Yankees, he advised the New York Submit on Sunday.
“I’d say I’ve stepped again somewhat bit, taken my retirement, actually,” Jackson mentioned. “I simply assume it’s time.”
Jackson, 74, has served within the position because the late George Steinbrenner named him to the put up in 1993. The Steinbrenner household nonetheless owns the Yankees.
“I’ll by no means have something unhealthy to say about George,” Jackson mentioned. “It’s simply time to step again. I wish to be across the recreation, and I wish to contribute. I wish to go away my data. However it’s simply time to maneuver on.”
Jackson, a 14-time All-Star, grew to become generally known as “Mr. October” after hitting 5 homers within the 1977 World Collection to assist the Yankees defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers in six video games.
Total, he clubbed 18 postseason homers, which matched Mickey Mantle amongst all-time leaders on the time. Of his post-season homers, 12 got here for the Yankees. He additionally hit 5 for the Oakland Athletics and one for the then-California Angels, reaching the postseason in 11 of his 21 seasons within the main leagues.
Jackson was MVP of the 1973 World Collection when Oakland defeated the New York Mets in seven video games. He was a part of three World Collection championship groups with the Athletics (1972-74) and two with the Yankees (1977-78).
Jackson smashed 563 regular-season homers in 21 seasons with the Athletics (1967-75, 1987), Baltimore Orioles (1976), Yankees (1977-81) and Angels (1982-86). The homers rank 14th in main league historical past.
Jackson received American League MVP honors in 1973 when hit a league-high 32 homers. He tied for the homer lead three different instances (1975, 1980 and 1982).
He was inducted into the Corridor of Fame in 1993.
–Subject Degree Media