Great Baseball Moments- 1978 World Series- Game 2: Bob Welch strikes out Reggie Jackson. Reggie Jackson loved the big stage. He wanted to be up at bat with the game on the line. He is remembered for his big clutch hits-but there were times he failed- and even when he failed it was big news and remembered. 1978 World Series: Game 2. The Dodgers are up 4-3. Top of the 9th inning. 2 outs and 2 on base. The game is on the line as Reggie goes up against a 21 year old hard throwing Dodgers reliever Bob Welch. It was an epic at bat. With a three -two count- Welch strikes Reggie out. Even in failing Reggie fails spectacularly. It was once said Reggie striking out could be as exciting as anyone else hitting a home run. The great thing about Reggie as a ballplayer- he lived for those situations. He loved the spotlight.