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Oakland has a place in his heart, Jackson says

Updated: May 24, 2004, 4:00 PM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Reggie Jackson's number was retired by the Oakland Athletics in a brief ceremony Saturday before their game against the Kansas City Royals.

Jackson's No. 9 is the third number to be retired by the team, joining Catfish Hunter's No. 27 and Rollie Fingers' No. 34.

With Jackson seated behind the podium at home plate, his brother, Joe, and daughter, Kimberly, unveiled an image of his jersey on the right-field fence.

"Oakland will always have a place in my heart," ...

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