An outspoken iconoclast whose disregard for convention made him as many enemies as friends among the colorful characters of the game, Reggie Jackson was a cantankerous upstart full of swagger with a fearsome talent to match. The Baseball Hall of Famer earned the name “Mr. October” for the crucial clutch hitting that led his teams to the World Series six times and won him two series MVP awards. But most people don't really know the man behind the bat—a great athlete struggling to find his place in the world, at home, and in the sport that made him a star.
Now, in the first biography of Reggie Jackson in more than twenty-five years—and the first to cover his entire career as a player—FOXSports.com columnist Dayn Perry provides an intimate, honest, and never-before-seen glimpse into the life and times of one of baseball's all-time greats.
Overall, a well done and well researched book. As a previous reviewer noted, a major flaw is the lack of interviews with former teammates of Jackson. Read morePublished 1 month ago by clemente_in_right
A really good insight on the life of Mr. October.This was one of those baseball books,you just can't put down.If you haven't read this book yet,you need too.Published 1 month ago by SLADE CRAVEN.
I was very unimpressed by this biography.
It seemed clear to me as I was reading the book that Perry interviewed virtually none of Jackson's teammates or opponents for... Read more
before Dion Sanders, Lebron James, Shaq, Kobe, Jordan, Magic, Ray Lewis, Tom brady, Derrick Jeter, Barry Bonds, etc.. etc.. Read morePublished on March 12, 2012 by mistermaxxx08
I enjoyed reading this biography on Baseball Hall Famer Reggie Jackson. Aside from giving us information on his baseball career, the author gave us an inside look at his personal... Read morePublished on July 20, 2011 by Brooklyn Joe
REGGIE JACKSON IS A VERY NICE READ. AUTHOR DAYN PERRY DOES A GOOD JOB KEEPING THE READER INTERESTED. Read morePublished on January 21, 2011 by COOL JEWEL
A great baseball book about a curious player.
Baseball lives and dies with stats.
Why did the author leave out Jackson's career stats?
The author's gifts for language and wit are displayed throughout this work about one of the most talented and complicated baseball players of his time. Read morePublished on June 20, 2010 by J. Hilbun
I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and reward of Reggie Jackson: The Life and Thunderous Career of Baseball's Mr. October (it only took a week to breeze through.. Read morePublished on May 31, 2010 by J. Penick