Great Baseball Nicknames: ‘Mr. October’- Reggie Jackson. Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson earned his nickname ‘Mr. October’- because of his heroics in October- when the playoffs and World Series games are played. One of the great highlights in World Series history was his three home runs in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series. To make that performance even more incredible- the three home runs were off of three different pitchers- and were three pitches in a row. I was rooting for the Dodgers in that World Series- but when he blasted his third home run in that game- I wasn’t the only one who had to give it to Reggie- as Reggie passed first base on his way around the bases Dodgers first baseman Steve Garvey clapped inside of his glove. Over the years of course some fans have come to believe that Reggie always came through in the clutch- of course he didn’t- no one does- BUT one of the things I loved about Reggie Jackson was he lived to be in those situations. He wanted to be at bat with the game on the line. The Mr. October nickname suited him perfectly.