On This Date In History: Reggie Becomes # 44 in NY

On November 29, 1976, Reggie Jackson signed a 5 year 2.96 million dollar contract to play with the New York Yankees. 

You know the rest about Reggie's playing time in the Bronx but do you know how he landed on # 44?

Reggie's first choice was # 9  but since that was taken by Graig Nettles that was out.  His second choice was # 42, in honor of Jackie Robinson, but that was
claimed by pitching coach Art Howler. 
 Third choice was # 44
, in honor of recently retired Hank Aaron.  Obviously that one stuck.

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