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Wanna buy Reggie Jackson’s jersey from Game 6 of the 1977 World Series?

Apr 5, 2013, 9:40 AM EDT

Reggie Jackson

Game 6 of the 1977 World Series may be the most famous game of my lifetime. That’s the one in which Reggie Jackson went yard three times on three pitches and helped clinch the championship over the Dodgers. Now, if you have the means, you can own the shirt Jackson had on his back that night:

The iconic jersey will be sold as part of an online auction at the California-based SCP Auctions, running from April 10-26, with the proceeds going towards “donations” to Jackson’s family and his charity, the Mr. October Foundation for Kids.

“Give someone $100,000 and it changes lives,” Jackson said on Bloomberg Radio’s “On the Economy” on Thursday.

I guess that includes “Jackson’s family,” but it’s his jersey and he can do whatever the hell he wants with it.

No word if Burt Hooton, Elias Sosa and Charlie Hough are gonna go in together on it so they can burn it.

  1. townballblog - Apr 5, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Not really, no. But thanks for asking :-)

    • fanofevilempire - Apr 5, 2013 at 10:16 AM

      I hear you, I pass.

  2. Hunter Pence's Eyes - Apr 5, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Clinched the World Series over the Dodgers you say? Might be worth it just for that. :-p

  3. mybrunoblog - Apr 5, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    The Yankees should buy it and place in their museum at Yankee Stadium so we can all enjoy it. Unfortunately that probably won’t happen and it’ll end up in some wealthy guys man cave for the next 30 years.

    • fanofevilempire - Apr 5, 2013 at 10:19 AM

      hey, that’s the way it works.
      sometimes collectors do loan their stuff out.
      saw some Ruth, Gehrig and other Yankee stuff a few years back, awesome!

  4. themuddychicken - Apr 5, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    What about Game 6 in 1975? Or Game 6 in 1986? Or Game 6 in 2011?

    Game 6’s are fun.

    • southcapitolstreet - Apr 5, 2013 at 10:46 AM

      Or Game 163 in 1978.

    • Kevin S. - Apr 5, 2013 at 1:25 PM

      Games 4, 5 and 7 in 2001, Games 4-7 in 2004 ALCS (ugh), Game 1 in 1988, Game 7 in 1991, Game 7 in 1997… I just don’t think the REG-GIE, REG-GIE game really separates itself from all the really effing amazing games we’ve had in the past 40+ years.

    • clydeserra - Apr 5, 2013 at 3:08 PM

      1975 I don’t know anymore than the end, but as for 86 and 11? those were terrible baseball games.

      Sure exciting at the end, but terrible games filled with bad pitching defense and decisions.

      77 world series wasn’t an “exciting” game, but the 3 Reggie HRS were pretty special.

      FWIW for my money, the most exciting baseball game I saw was game 163 of 2009? 2010? between the twins and tigers. Seemed like a well played game fantastic to the end.

  5. vallewho - Apr 5, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    I think Reggie tried to steal a quote from Rickey Henderson…

  6. jdrew506 - Apr 5, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    If Curt Schilling can auction off his bloody sock, I really dont see the problem with Reggie auctioning off his Jersey from one of the most iconic moments in world series history.

    • mybrunoblog - Apr 5, 2013 at 3:35 PM

      I think your missing the point. Nobody is calling Jackson out for selling his memoribilia. Calcaterra is just blogging about a news worthy baseball fluff piece. Nothing more, nothing less.

  7. nolanwiffle - Apr 5, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Were they ever able to wash the stench of arrogance out of it?

  8. louhudson23 - Apr 5, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Actually hit four HR’s on 4 consecutive pitches as he homered his last at bat of game 5…..

  9. randygnyc - Apr 5, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    This is the same auction as Rollie fingers who is selling some of his awards as posted here yesterday. Bunch of other stuff from different players/eras.

  10. jiminthebay - Apr 5, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    the 3 HRs that guy from RESCUE ME hit went farther

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