Reggie Jackson – ESPN SportsCentury (2000)

reggie jackson“He did great things in great moments. You can draw a line from Ruth to Reggie.” – Mike Lupica

Number of Times Seen – 1 (14 Jun 2016)

Brief Synopsis – ESPN documentary about the early life and Hall of Fame Career of Reggie Jackson, one of the most talented but hotheaded players in history

My Take on it – As a kid who was born in New Jersey, I was a very big Yankee fan and Reggie Jackson was one of my favorites.

(Bucky Dent was my all-time favorite, but that really can’t be explained in any understandable way) 🙂

I loved how this documentary really shows us the ups and downs of both Jackson’s career and life as he apparently always tried to take the spotlight.

Yes, he was an amazing athlete, but his personality made things quite difficult for him wherever he went.

This movie has some great interviews with Jackson himself, his past teammates, his contemporary players, other Hall of Famers and of course his favorites, the sportwriters who always came to him for the best and most controversial quotes.

There is really not challenging the fact that he was a great athlete and for his numbers alone definitely deserved to be included in the Hall of Fame, but there are lots of people who love to hate him for his controversial personality.

Bottom Line – Loved learning about the ups and downs of Jackson’s career and life since I was such a fan of his a s a kid. Great interviews with contemporaries, other Hall of Famers and sportwriters who helped show us how great of an athlete he was but also how much of a competitor he was. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Jackson hit 563 career home runs and was an American League (AL) All-Star for 14 seasons. He won two Silver Slugger Awards, the AL Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award in 1973, two World Series MVP Awards, and the Babe Ruth Award in 1977. (From Wikipedia)

Rating – Globe Worthy


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