Thirty-five years ago today Nov. 29, 1976 — Reggie Jackson signed a five-year contract worth $2.96 million to play for the New York Yankees.

Jackson played for the Yankees from 1977 through 1981, batting .281 with a .371 batting average. He stroked 144 home runs and drove in 461 runs.

He made the AL All-Star team all five seasons he played for the Yankees.

Known as Mr. October, Jackson led the Yankees to two World Series titles and was the 1977 World Series MVP, hitting .450 with a .542 on-base percentage, 1.250 slugging percentage and 1.792 OPS. He also stroked five homers and drove in eight runs.

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