- October 13, 2021
The Lycoming County Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce that they will be hosting former New York Yankee and Hall of Fame Right Fielder Reggie Jackson for a return visit for this year’s Little League World Series community festivities on Saturday, August 21. He will be participating in a public luncheon at Bald Birds Brewery
The Lycoming County Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce that they will be hosting former New York Yankee and Hall of Fame Right Fielder Reggie Jackson for a return visit for this year’s Little League World Series community festivities on Saturday, August 21. He will be participating in a public luncheon at Bald Birds
Brewery in Jersey Shore. Reservations for lunch can be purchased by going to the Chamber’s website,www.williamsport.org or by calling 570-326-1971. Gabe Sinicropi, Vice-President of Marketing for the Williamsport Crosscutters, will serve as the emcee for the luncheon that will have a question and answer format with Jackson.
In addition to the luncheon, he will be signing photographs for 1 hour that afternoon from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at the Liberty Arena in downtown Williamsport. It should be noted that he will not be signing any other memorabilia at this signing.
Jackson’s appearance in Williamsport is being sponsored by UPMC Health Plan, Liberty Group, Moff & Associates, and Allison Crane & Rigging.
Jackson, known as Mr. October for his post-season accomplishments, had a highly celebrated 21-year career hitting 563 home runs with a .262 batting average. He played for five teams during his career with the Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees, and California Angels.
Jackson went into the Hall of Fame wearing the cap of the New York Yankees for whom he played five years (he played 10 for Oakland). His post-season stats were a .278 batting average with 18 home runs in 11 appearances. He played in 5 World Series and won 2 with the Oakland A’s and 2 with the New York Yankees. His batting average in those World Series games was .358, and he hit ten home runs. He earned the nickname “Mr. October” for these stats that were highlighted by his three home runs in a row on three consecutive pitches off of 3 different pitchers in the 6th game of the 1977 World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Reggie was selected AL MVP in 1973, won MVP in the 1973 and 1977 World Series, and played in 14 All-Star games. He went into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on the first ballot in 1993. Jackson’s first appearance in Williamsport was in 2017 during the 71st Little League World Series.