Sport: Reggie's Charm

Winning follows Jackson

San Francisco Giant Joe Morgan had to smile when his friend Bill Russell, the basketball player, said mischievously, "Isn't it funny how those winning teams keep following you around?" From Cincinnati to Houston, now even to San Francisco. Evidently some players know not only how to win but how to pass it along, and perhaps one knows best of all: Reginald Martinez Jackson.

The last American League team to win a world championship without Reggie Jackson (who has won five) was Baltimore back in 1970. Discovering how to win in Oakland (1972, '73, '74), Jackson shared his knowledge with the...

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