He helped Oakland win five consecutive American League West divisional pennants, three consecutive American League pennants and three consecutive World Series titles, from 1971 to 1975.
Jackson helped New York win four American League East divisional pennants, three American League pennants and two consecutive World Series titles, from 1977 to 1981.
Made his BOS debut on 4/6 at CLE as a pinch-hitter in the 6th inning, doubling in his only at-bat and scoring the run that tied the game at 5-5.
Went 6-for-34 (.176) through 5/9, but hit .296 with a .903 OPS for the rest of the season (50-for-169, 13 2B, 9 HR). TOR, broke up Marco Estrada's no-hit bid with an 8th-inning HR...
Posted a .276/.352/.498 batting line in his 1st season with BOS... Hit .407 with a 1.393 OPS in 10 Interleague games (11-for-27, 5 2B, 3 HR).
Combined to hit .391 and slug .717 in the 8th and 9th innings (18-for-46, 6 2B, 3 HR).
Major League Baseball teams are allowed to carry 25 players, meaning there are 750 active players at any given time during the regular season.
There are hundreds more playing down in the minor leagues.
NLDS, Game 4: In an improbable ninth-inning comeback, the Cubs score four runs off five Giants relievers.Track records were tricky when it came to relief pitchers, as relatively few have track records as elite players.I was forced to make a compromise with relievers: No one-year wonders.Given how many ballplayers there are out there, it's quite an honor to be considered a top-100 player.It's a wonder those who make the cut aren't tapped on both shoulders with a sword and told to rise. MLB Network recently came out with its list of the top 100 players in baseball heading into the 2013 season.