COL BKB: Boston College 82, McNeese St. 64

LAKE CHARLES, La., March 16 (UPI) -- Reggie Jackson scored 22 points Tuesday in Boston College's 82-64 first-round NIT romp over McNeese State.

COL BKB: North Carolina 48, Boston Coll 46

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Tyler Zeller scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds for No. 19 North Carolina Saturday and the Tar Heels hung on to edge Boston College 48-46.

COL BKB: Boston College 75, Clemson 69

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Reggie Jackson came off the bench Tuesday to score 18 points, including all 10 of his free throws, in Boston College's 75-69 victory over No. 21 Clemson.

Jackson faux pas caught on tape

NEW YORK, July 14 (UPI) -- New York Yankees slugger Reggie Jackson has been caught on tape asking whether an artist driving a hard bargain for a painting was Jewish.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 18, 2008.
By United Press International

MLB: Philadelphia 8, Cincinnati 4

CINCINNATI, April 5 (UPI) -- Chase Utley had two homers, three RBI and three runs scored Friday night, leading the Philadelphia Phillies past Cincinnati 8-4.

COL BKB: Xavier 75, Duquesne 48

CINCINNATI, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Derrick Brown, C.J. Anderson and B.J. Raymond all scored 13 points Thursday in carrying No. 12 Xavier to a 75-48 whipping of Duquesne.

COL BKB: Rhode Island 80, Duquesne 78

KINGSTON, R.I., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Jimmy Baron's jump shot with four seconds to play Sunday lifted No. 20 Rhode Island to an 80-78 win over Duquesne.

Boomers planning to get 'old' at age 78

WESTPORT, Conn., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Baby boomers, who once advised each other not to trust anyone over 30, say on average, they will get "old" at age 78, a U.S. survey found.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Friday, May 18, 2007.
By United Press International

MLB: Cincinnati 10, St. Louis 3

ST. LOUIS, April 25 (UPI) -- Ken Griffey Jr. hit home run No. 564 Tuesday to take over 10th place on the all-time list as the Cincinnati Reds blasted the St. Louis Cardinals 10-3.

Reds' Ken Griffey Jr. breaks hand

CINCINNATI, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Cincinnati Reds center fielder Ken Griffey, Jr., broke his left -- throwing -- hand in an accident at his home, the National League team said Friday.

MLB: Cincinnati 5, Chicago Cubs 4

CINCINNATI, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Ken Griffey Jr., in action for the first time in three weeks, hit a pinch-hit three-run homer in the eighth Monday as Cincinnati beat the Chicago Cubs, 5-4.

Filming begins on ESPN Yankees miniseries

NEW YORK, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner will be played by Oliver Platt and John Turturro plays Billy Martin in ESPN's miniseries, "The Bronx is Burning."

MLB: San Francisco 4, Cincinnati 1

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- San Francisco defeated Cincinnati 4-1 in a Friday game, largely on the arm of pitcher Matt Morris, who threw his second complete game this season.
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Reggie Jackson
National Baseball Hall of Fame member Reggie Jackson smiles toward the crowd as he takes his place on stage before induction ceremonies for new members Rickey Henderson and Jim Rice in Cooperstown, New York on July 26, 2009. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Reginald Martinez "Reggie" Jackson (born May 18, 1946), nicknamed "Mr. October" for his clutch hitting in the postseason, is a former American Major League Baseball right fielder. During a 21-year baseball career, he played from 1967-1987 for four different teams. Jackson currently serves as a special advisor to the New York Yankees. He helped win three consecutive World Series titles as a member of the Oakland A's in the early 1970s and also helped win two consecutive titles with the New York Yankees. Jackson was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1993. He now resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Jackson was born in Wyncote, Pennsylvania, just north of Philadelphia. His father was Martinez Jackson, a tailor who was also a former second baseman with the Newark Eagles of the Negro Leagues. He was the youngest of four children between Reggie's mother, Clara, who was of Hispanic descent. He also had two half siblings from his father's first marriage. His parents divorced when he was four; his mother taking four of his siblings with her, while his father was left with Jackson, and one of the siblings from his first marriage, though one sibling later returned to Wyncote. His father raised his son as a single parent, and was one of the few black families in Wyncote. He didn't experience the Jim Crow laws that most African-American ballplayers from his era experienced as Wyncote was primarily a Jewish town. He was able to develop a social ease with the Jewish community in Wyncote, as all his friends, girlfriends, coaches, and teachers during that timeframe were Jewish. (in 1972, Jackson joined his Jewish teammates on the A's, Ken Holtzman and Mike Epstein, in wearing black armbands for the rest of the postseason after the Munich Massacre).

Jackson graduated from Cheltenham High School in 1964, where he excelled in football, basketball, baseball and track and field. In his junior year of high-school, Jackson, a tailback tore up his knee in a early season game. He was told by the doctors he was never to play football again, but Jackson returned for the final game of the season. In that game, Jackson fractured five cervical vertebrae, which caused him to spend six weeks in the hospital, and another month in a neck cast. Doctors told Jackson that he might never walk again, let alone play football, but Jackson defied the odds again. On the baseball team, he batted .550 and threw several no-hitters. In the middle of his senior year, Jackson's father was arrested for bootlegging and was sentenced to six months in jail.

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