Today in Sports History: September 2

By Brandon Zhu

On this day in 1978, Yankees right fielder Reggie Jackson became the 19th player in MLB history to hit 20 home runs in 11 straight years. The 20th home run came in a 6-2 home win against the Seattle Mariners. Jackson would continue his home run streak to 13 seasons, while helping his team find success along the way. Nicknamed “Mr. October,” Jackson was known for his clutch postseason performances. In his 21 year career, Jackson was a 14x All-Star, 5x World Series champion, and 2x World Series MVP. Jackson was inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1993 as a first ballot. The legendary player continues to be a part of the MLB community, and currently serves as a special advisor to the New York Yankees.  

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