Yankee legend Reggie Jackson visited Joseph P. Riley Jr. Stadium Thursday to check up on the surging Charleston River Dogs. The RiverDogs are affiliated with the New York Yankees, and Jackson serves as a traveling expert for the minor league clubs within the organization.
Jackson is most well known for his performance in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series, when he hit three home runs — the most home runs by one player in a World Series game. He earned the nickname "Mr. October" for his impressive post-season performances and was inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1993.
The RiverDogs have had an impressive season thus far with a first-place record of 26-12. With stud athletes like center-fielder Mason Williams, out-fielder Tyler Austin, and catcher Gary Sanchez, the RiverDogs have impressed not only the city of Charleston, but the Yankee organization as well.
“I’m here for them because I want everyone to get better and be successful,” Jackson said. “I hope to come back to Charleston soon because this is a great town.”