27 Days till Yankee Baseball – The Reggie Bar!!

You can tell it’s coming, the temperature is slowly moving up. The snow is clearing and the hot stove discussions are heating up as Spring training is in full swing. I do my best not to pay attention to pre-season baseball results,  April 4 is where the real action begins. Yankee vs Sox in Boston on a Sunday night….great way to start the year.

I love hearing the stories of opening day 1978 at Yankee Stadium. What could Reggie do to follow-up his  Babe Ruth like effort in Game 6 of the 77 series (3 home runs on 3 swings) where he became Mr. October, well on opening day in 1978, Reggie did what he does best…He went long!!

The Yankees’ home opener of the 1978 season, on April 13 against the Chicago White Sox, featured a new product, the “Reggie!” bar.

In 1976, while playing in Baltimore, Jackson had said, “If I played in New York, they’d name a candy bar after me.”  The Reggie! bars were handed to fans as they walked into Yankee Stadium on that 1978 Opening Day. Jackson hit a home run, and when he returned to right field the next inning, fans began throwing the Reggie bars on the field in celebration. The Yankees won the game, 4-2.

Reggie , Reggie, Reggie!!!!!

One Response to “27 Days till Yankee Baseball – The Reggie Bar!!”

  1. YANKS in 10!

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