Monday, November 4, 2013

Reggie Jackson is not a fan of people calling David Ortiz 'Mr. October'

After posting one of the most impressive offensive displays in World Series history, David Ortiz is being regarded as the new "Mr. October."

However, there is already a player who unofficially owns the right to that nickname, and that guy is Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson. And he apparently isn't a fan of people referring to Ortiz in the same manner they do him.

"He did a great job. There's only one Mr. October," Jackson told the New York Daily News.

Jackson has a point. Can we really not think of anything better for Ortiz than copying an old nickname? Of course, the numbers don't lie. Ortiz may actually have an edge over Jackson.

Here is a look at each of their career postseason stats:

RJ: .278/.358/.527, 14 2B, 1 3B, 18 HR, 48 RBI, 41 R
DO: .295/.409/.553, 21 2B, 2 3B, 17 HR, 60 RBI, 51 R

As you can see, Ortiz has fared pretty well for himself, but Jackson came first with the "Mr. October" moniker, and the latter isn't about to relinquish that title anytime soon.

Via Eye on Baseball

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