Reggie: Martin made racial, anti-Semitic remarks
Friday, October 28, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) -- Former slugger Reggie Jackson says the late Billy Martin made racial and anti-Semitic remarks while managing the New York Yankees.
Jackson talked about Martin in an interview on the MLB Network that will be shown Monday night.
Jackson helped lead the Yankees to World Series championships in 1977 and 1978.
The Hall of Famer says he did not accept the way Martin managed him and heard him use racial epithets when referring to black players such as Elliott Maddox and Billy Sample.
Jackson also thought there was anti-Semitism in remarks Martin made about Yankees pitcher Ken Holtzman.
Jackson hit 563 career home runs in a career that lasted through 1987. He says he was aware some players were using performance-enhancing drugs at the time.