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Reggie Jackson

Reggie Jackson
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Howard Rogers, born 1932
Reginald Martinez Jackson, born 1946
Tempera on board
Sight: 67 x 48.2cm (26 3/8 x 19")
Frame: 87.6 x 67 x 5.7cm (34 1/2 x 26 3/8 x 2 1/4")
Equipment\Sports Equipment\Baseball Equipment\Baseball bat
Reginald Martinez Jackson: Male
Reginald Martinez Jackson: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Baseball
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National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
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Born Wyncote, Pennsylvania
One of baseball’s great sluggers and larger-than-life personalities, Reggie Jackson hit 563 career home runs and helped carry his teams to four World Series championships from 1973 to 1978. While Jackson’s regular-season play was far from average, his postseason performances were spectacular. In his 1973 World Series debut, Jackson was a key factor in the Oakland As’ victory over the New York Mets, producing five extra-base hits and driving in six runs to collect MVP honors for the series. But Jackson’s exploits in the 1977 World Series proved even more remarkable. Playing this time for the Yankees, he belted three consecutive homers off three Dodgers pitchers in the deciding game of the series to propel New York to its first world championship in fifteen years. Jackson’s heroics earned him the moniker “Mr. October”—a fitting tribute to his postseason brilliance.
Collection Description
In 1978, Time magazine donated approximately eight hundred works of original cover art to the National Portrait Gallery. The museum is dedicated to telling the stories of individuals who have shaped the United States, and the Time Collection—featuring prominent international figures and events—enriches our understanding of the United States in a global context.
En 1978, la revista Time donó a la National Portrait Gallery cerca de 800 obras de arte originales creadas para sus portadas. Nuestro museo se dedica a narrar la historia de figuras que han contribuido a forjar el desarrollo de Estados Unidos, y es así que la Colección Time, que incluye retratos de importantes personalidades internacionales, nos ayuda a comprender mejor a nuestra nación en un contexto global.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
On View
NPG, South Gallery 342 Mezzanine