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Reggie Jackson - Chronology

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1946 Born May 18 in Wyncote, Pennsylvania, to Martinez and Clara Jackson
1953 Parents divorce and Jackson becomes self-reliant
1960 Enrolls in Cheltenham Township High School in Philadelphia
1964 Begins college career at Arizona State University on a football scholarship
1967 Chosen second in the amateur draft by the Kansas City Athletics, who would move to Oakland before Reggie plays his first game
1972 Marriage to his college sweetheart ends in divorce
1974 Time Magazine puts Jackson on its cover
1976 Traded to Baltimore Orioles
1977 Becomes a free agent. Signs lucrative five-year contract with the New York Yankees
1978 The Reggie! bar named after Jackson
1980 Leads American League in home runs for the third time in his career
1982 Leaves Yankees when George Steinbrenner refuses to renew his contract
1987 Retires after final season with the California Angels
1993 Inducted into National Baseball Hall of Fame
1996 Takes front office position with the New York Yankees
1998 Fired by Steinbrenner for running up thousands of dollars in unapproved expenses on his team credit card
1999 Tries to buy the Oakland Athletics, but the deal doesn't go through
2002 Becomes a NASCAR team owner
2002 Honored at Yankee Stadium with a plaque during Old-Timers' Day festivities
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