Last Updated on October 12, 2023 at 8:44 am by Sara Molnick
Yankees fans have always been angry over Reggie Jackson‘s association with the Houston Astros. When he left the Yankees, “Mr. October” promptly joined the Astros as a special advisor to their franchise angering the Bronx faithful. Now his attempt to brand Astros’ Yordan Alvarez as his successor to the Mr. October title has enraged Yankees fans again.
In the last few years, the Astros have emerged as the Yankees’ most prominent rivals taking over the place of the Red Sox. Fans always abhor them for their involvement in the sign-stealing scandal.
In such a scenario, it is difficult for Yankees fans to see Reggie Jackson attempting to overshadow his own illustrious legacy with the Yankees by suggesting that he’s discovered the next “Mr. October” within that very same despised organization – the Astros.
Reggie Jackson’s choice of Alvarez
Of course, if the Yankees could consistently reach and excel in the postseason, just as the Astros have managed to do, fans might instead be discussing the potential of Aaron Judge, who has accumulated 198 postseason plate appearances compared to Alvarez’s 208, and his count is on the rise.
In Game 3 of the ALDS against the Minnesota Twins, Alvarez put on a spectacular performance by going 3-for-5. He smashed two doubles and secured his fourth home run of the series, contributing to the Astros’ dominant 9-1 victory on Tuesday night. Across the three games of the ALDS, Alvarez has delivered an impressive 6-for-12 performance, featuring four homers, six RBIs, and a total of 20 bases.
These statistics are nothing short of extraordinary, resembling the kind of numbers that Reggie Jackson would produce during the postseason. Notably, both Jackson and Alvarez have achieved a unique postseason feat. They are the only players in history to record at least six extra-base hits and a minimum of four home runs in a three-game span in any postseason, as per statistics from OptaSTATs. It’s worth mentioning that Jackson’s legendary moment occurred in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series when he hit three consecutive home runs, ultimately sealing the championship for the Yankees against the Dodgers.
Jackson, a special advisor to Astros owner Jim Crane, expressed his admiration for the player on Tuesday, as reported by MLB.com. He described the player as a formidable presence and an asset to have on one’s team. Jackson noted the player’s comfort and rarely offered advice on his swing, recognizing that when the player was at ease, he consistently delivered excellent performances.
Yankees fans slam Reggie Jackson
This didn’t go down well with the Yankees fans and they responded with criticism of Reggie Jackson.
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