Reggie ‘Mr. October’ Jackson’s Legendary Game HOW’S THAT FOR ODDS? improve his play. Growing up, Jackson played baseball, basketball, and football and excelled at all three, though football was his strong suit. He was scouted and given opportunities to go pro straight out of high school, but, on the advice of his father, he went to college on a football scholarship. Thanks to a $5 bet, he tried out for the baseball team at Arizona State University and made it. Jackson was the first black person on the team, and, even though he experienced discrimination, he never let it stop him. From the minor leagues into the majors, Jackson’s ambition got him through many tough times, as did the constant support of his father and of Oakland A’s manager John McNamara. Jackson always dreamed of playing for New York, and, eventually, his dream came true when he signed with the New York Yankees in 1976. To this day, Jackson holds many prominent records, including being the first player to earn more than 100 home runs for three different teams (the A’s, Yankees, and Angels). He even has his own candy bar, the “Reggie! Bar,” which debuted during a Yankees game in 1978. Let’s see if any of this year’s playoff games stir up as much excitement as Reggie Jackson’s did in his heyday.
“I feel that the most important requirement in success is learning to overcome failure. You must learn to tolerate it, but never accept it.” –Reggie Jackson Some people shine brightest in the spotlight. When put to the test, they deliver every time. Baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson is one of those people. During the sixth game of the 1977 World Series, Jackson hit three home runs in a row, securing the Yankees’ victory over the Dodgers and winning them their 21st World Series title. The legendary playoff game also earned Jackson the nickname “Mr. October,” which has stuck to this day.
Like many stories of greatness, Jackson’s featured a lot of hard work behind the scenes. He dedicated himself to his sport and constantly worked to
April is the month of the Masters. While every golfer dreams of playing Augusta National, that’s not going to happen without some serious connections and plenty of luck. There are, however, a number of iconic courses that we regular duffers can play. That You Can Actually Play On
For an Ideal Piping System Since we are featuring Aircom piping products in the newsletter this month, we figured it was only fitting (pun intended) to devote our Top 5 Tips column to the same topic. Here are the most important considerations when analyzing your piping.
PEBBLE BEACH GOLF LINKS Pebble Beach, CA
Pebble Beach is surely the world’s most dramatic golf course, with many of the holes appearing to be cut directly into the Pacific coast. You’ll probably lose plenty of balls during a round here, but the memories will be more than worth it.
1. Ensure the piping size is correct for maximum operational efficiency.
PINEHURST NO. 2 Pinehurst, NC
2. Assess your air receiver size, as well. It has a huge impact on your piping system.
A regular U.S. Open course, Pinehurst No. 2 is known for its insane difficulty. But it’s also leading the way when it comes to environmentally friendly courses. It was awarded a Green Star from Golf Digest for efforts undertaken to reduce water consumption.
3. Install a drip leg to help with condensate.
4. Consider a loop-type distribution system.
THE OCEAN COURSE Kiawah Island, SC
5. Use only OSHA-rated quick couplers.
Designed by Pete Dye and created for the 1991 Ryder Cup, The Ocean Course is beautiful and maddening in equal measure. Between sawgrass and sand dunes, you’ll find only tiny slivers of the fairway.
Following these guidelines will help you get the most from your piping system, decreasing waste, improving performance, and saving you money.
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