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Reggie Jackson denies making disparaging Thurman Munson remark

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10:11 AM ET 10.05 | Reggie Jackson insists in his new autobiography that he never disparaged Thurman Munson in an attention-grabbing Sport magazine report 36 years ago, a claim the author immediately denied. Jackson also criticizes Billy Martin, praises George Steinbrenner and portrays racial discrimination he faced throughout his career. Robert Ward's story in the June 1977 issue quoted Jackson as saying, "Munson thinks he can be the straw that stirs the drink, but he can only stir it bad." "It never happened. At least not like he said it did," Jackson wrote in "Reggie Jackson: Becoming Mr. October," scheduled for publication Tuesday by Doubleday. The Associated Press purchased an early copy. "The whole time he was trying to feed me that quote, but I know I never said it," Jackson said in the book, written with Kevin Baker. "There's no way I'd be that dumb to knock the captain of the team -- and, by the way, the guy who told George Steinbrenner to go get me on the free agent-market."

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October 5, 2013  12:06 PM ET

This guy is a massive tool.

October 5, 2013  02:31 PM ET

Noone loves Reggie like Reggie.

October 5, 2013  03:29 PM ET

Same old Reggie, loves to stir the pot and get himself in the spotlight.

October 5, 2013  04:11 PM ET

I never listen to athletes, I just watch them play.

October 5, 2013  06:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

This guy is a massive tool.

Perhaps, but he still has more World Series rings than you have brain cells.

October 5, 2013  06:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Perhaps, but he still has more World Series rings than you have brain cells.

You seem angry.

October 5, 2013  09:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

You seem angry.

;-)

October 5, 2013  09:57 PM ET

Billy Martin said this about Reggie Jackson and George Steinbrenner........







"One's a born liar and the other is a convicted liar,"

October 5, 2013  09:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Perhaps, but he still has more World Series rings than you have brain cells.

I think I'll side with WWJ on this one..........

 
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