This Date in Baseball History – August 14

Reggie Jackson

On August 14, 1993, the New York Yankees sent the number 44 to the outfield wall forever, making Reggie Jackson the fourteenth Yankee to have his number retired.

Jackson became a legend in baseball for his postseason play, earning him the nickname “Mr. October.” He finished his career with a .357 batting average, .457 on-base percentage, .755 slugging percentage, and 10 home runs in 27 World Series games with the Athletics and Yankees.

In 2004, Jackson became the eighth player in league history to have his number retired by more than one team when the Athletics enshrined the 9 he wore from 1968 to 1975. Sparky Anderson (Reds & Tigers) and Greg Maddux (Braves & Cubs) have since followed him in receiving this honor.

Mick Gillispie told the story of Jackson’s enshrinement at Yankee Stadium during the sixth inning of Tennessee’s game with the Huntsville Stars on Thursday.

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The Smokies Radio Network is the official radio network for the Chicago Cubs AA affiliate, the Tennessee Smokies. Daily broadcasts begin with the Pilot-Oscar Mayer pre-game show airing 15 minutes before every game. Following the game the broadcast concludes with the Edward Jones Investments post-game show. The Smokies Radio Network staff includes the Director of Broadcasting Mick Gillispie, Sr. Broadcast Assistant Greg Young, Broadcast Assistant Keith Brake and Broadcast Intern James Rowe.


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