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George hustled Reggie to Yankees

Updated: October 2, 2003, 4:44 PM ET
By Mike Puma | Special to ESPN.com

Signature Event Nov. 29, 1976 - George Steinbrenner's Thanksgiving Day is complete with the signing of free-agent Reggie Jackson to a $3-million, five-year contract that included a Rolls-Royce.

Jackson, who spent the previous season with the Baltimore Orioles, later said the way Steinbrenner pursued him, it was "like trying to hustle a girl in a bar." Steinbrenner had signed pitcher Catfish Hunter as a free agent two years earlier, and his acquiring Jackson gave the Yankees one of the most ...

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