You can't talk baseball nicknames of the 1970's without talking about Reggie Jackson.
Jackson was already a star when he brought his talents to the Bronx, that's for sure.
A member of the Oakland A's dynasty of the mid-70's, the man was already a three-time world champion.
However, after the 1977 World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Reggie cemented his baseball legacy, and one of the all-time most recognized nicknames was born: "Mr. October".
Take a look at my "nickname" series card design for him:
About as classic a nickname as you can get in baseball.
I still remember the awe that swept over me as I saw the man hit three homers, on THREE PITCHES, in that World Series game.
He seemed like a God playing with boys.
It was colossal. It was other-worldly.
It was Reggie-freakin'-Jackson, "Mr. October"!