`Mr. October' Jackson To Host TBS Baseball Interview Series


Baseball Hall-of-Famer Reggie Jackson will host a series of one-on-one interviews for TBS as part of the network's October baseball playoffs coverage.
Jackson, the former Oakland A's and New York Yankees star nicknamed "Mr. October" for his clutch postseason hitting, will host a series titled The Pride of October featuring interviews with past baseball playoff greats. The series, which launches Oct. 7during TBS' pregame show MLB On Deck, will feature interviews with St. Louis Cardinals pitching great Bob Gibson and two-time World Series champion and hall-of -famer Frank Robinson,  with future guests to be announced at a later date, said the network.

TBS will air live coverage of all four of baseball's playoff Division Series as well as the National League Championship Series beginning Oct. 7.
"The show is something that I've wanted to do for a long time to be able to communicate to the fan's the common thread that is ingrained in their DNA as special leaders," said Jackson in a statement. "What has come through to me, regardless of what walk of life they excel in, is the impact their upbringing has had on their character and ability to dominate when the lamp is turned on them."