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Reggie has successful knee surgery after fall

'Mr. October' in camp with Yankees as guest instructor
MLB.com @BryanHoch

TAMPA, Fla. -- Reggie Jackson underwent successful right knee surgery after the Hall of Famer slipped while walking on Tuesday morning.

A club spokesperson said Jackson is "in good spirits and good hands."

TAMPA, Fla. -- Reggie Jackson underwent successful right knee surgery after the Hall of Famer slipped while walking on Tuesday morning.

A club spokesperson said Jackson is "in good spirits and good hands."

"Mr. October" will turn 72 in May and is in Yankees camp as a guest instructor.

Jackson hit 563 home runs over a 21-year big league career from 1967-87, playing 10 years with the Athletics, five with the Angels and Yankees, and one with the Orioles.

Best remembered for his three-homer performance for the Yankees in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series against the Dodgers, Jackson is a 14-time All-Star, a two-time Silver Slugger Award winner and the 1973 American League MVP.

He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1993, appearing on 93.6 percent of ballots cast.

Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and on Facebook.

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