In yet another example of a Yankee moment seemingly scripted by Steven Spielberg, Reggie Jackson blasted three home runs in Game 6 of the '77 World Series to a) win the Yanks' their first title in 15 years, b) cement Reggie Jax's place in Yankee and baseball lore, and c) give rise to one of the greatest nicknames in sports. Jackson had an ego the size of Yankee Stadium (both of them, combined) and being dubbed Mr. October did nothing to diminish it. And the Yankees—especially their fans—aren't shy about extolling the virtues of their team. But it's in the sports rule book, call it "Bylaw 27 (And Counting)": If you can walk the walk, you get to talk the talk.
1. Mr. October