George Springer: A New Mr. October

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The Houston Astros’ George Springer was four years old when Reggie Jackson went into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1993 on the first ballot. Springer wasn’t even alive when Jackson was slugging his way to 563 regular-season home runs, and another 18 in the postseason. Jackson’s postseason heroics, including hitting three home runs in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series as a member of the New York Yankees, helped him to earn the nickname “Mr. October.” When it was time for a big hit in the pressure-cooker of October baseball, Jackson typically delivered in electric fashion. All these…

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Chris Stevens

Chris Stevens is a writer in Midland, Mich., who has covered the Class A Great Lakes Loons, a Dodgers farm club.

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