REGGIE JACKSON TO HOST EXCLUSIVE WEEKLY SERIES, “OCTOBER NIGHTS,” ON SIRIUS XM RADIO
Hall of Fame slugger will host the show Tuesdays through the end of the World Series on SIRIUS XM’s Mad Dog Radio channel
NEW YORK – September 30, 2009 – SIRIUS XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that Mr. October, Hall of Fame slugger Reggie Jackson, will host a new weekly series exclusively on SIRIUS XM Radio.
Starting Tuesday, October 6, Jackson and co-host Bill Pidto will host October Nights, a six week series of talk shows running through the 2009 MLB postseason. October Nights will air Tuesdays (7:00 – 9:00 pm ET) on SIRIUS XM’s Mad Dog Radio channel, available nationwide on SIRIUS channel 123 and XM channel 144.
Jackson and Pidto will take calls from listeners around the country and offer an expert look at the playoff picture in the American and National leagues. Jackson, one of the most clutch playoff performers of all time, will talk about his own experiences in the postseason and will offer listeners a consummate perspective on the Fall Classic and everything leading up to it – the atmosphere, the pressure, and the feeling of winning or losing the title.
“There’s nothing else like October baseball,” said Jackson. “Everything and everyone jumps up a notch – the competition, the fans, the intensity of every pitch. I was fortunate to be a part of it many times in my career and I’m looking forward to talking directly to the fans about my experiences. There’s no better place to do that than on SIRIUS XM, where we’ll have a national audience and the freedom to talk about anything and everything from around the Major Leagues. This is shaping up to be a terrific postseason with plenty of storylines and I’m excited to get started.”
Reggie Jackson is one of the most dynamic postseason performers in baseball history. He played for 11 division champions, six pennant winners and five World Series champions. Nicknamed Mr. October for his clutch playoff hitting, he helped win three consecutive World Series titles with the Oakland Athletics in the early 1970s and two World Series with the New York Yankees in 1977 and 1978. His crowning achievement was his World Series performance against the L.A. Dodgers in 1977 in which Jackson hit a record five home runs – including his legendary three-home run feat in Game 6 – and knocked in eight RBI. He finished the series with a .450 average and 1.250 slugging percentage and was named the MVP.
Jackson finished his career with 563 home runs and 14 All-Star appearances and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1993. That same year, Jackson’s #44 was retired by the Yankees. In 2004, the Oakland Athletics retired the #9 he wore for their franchise. He is one of only eight Major Leaguers to have their number retired by more than one team. Jackson is now a special adviser for the Yankees and serves as a consultant and liaison to the team’s players.
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