Reggie Jackson Parents Martinez And Clara Jackson
Reggie Jackson parents Martinez Jackson and Clara Jackson divorced when he was seven.
In an interview, Reggie said he always saw his dad and mom constantly fight, which led to him not knowing what a successful married life looks like. The baseball legend glanced at this topic during a conversation with Geto Boys Reloaded in 2022.
Martinez Jackson came from Afro-Latin roots, and when he separated from Clara, he took Reggie and his two other kids, James and Joe, with him. Martinez Jackson was a former minor-league player having previously played for Newark Eagles.
His father ran a tailor shop in Philadelphia and would carry a business card that read, "Marty the tailor, Father of Famous Reggie Jackson." Martinez was a war veteran and was deployed in World War 2 as a member of the 99th Airborne Squadron.
Martinez would walk around with a bad limp, a sign of having competed in the war. Along with being a baseballer, Martinez was a boxer and though not highly skilled, proficient enough.
Martinez passed away at age 89 on April 29, 1994, after suffering from a stroke several weeks before his demise. But prior to his demise, Martinez Jackson was able to see his son getting inducted into Cooperstown.
Despite being separated from his mom Clara Jackson at a young age, Reggie Jackson continued to have a strong bond with her. Both Clara and Martinez were present on the day Reggie signed for the Yankees, which was their reconciliation after 17 years.