HOUSTON, TX - Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson has joined the Astros family as Special Advisor to Jim Crane. Following an illustrious playing career with the Athletics, Orioles, Yankees, and Angels, Jackson spent most of his post-playing career with the New York Yankees organization as a special advisor.
With his new role, Jackson will continue his contributions to the game with a focus on giving back to the community. Jackson will bring his experience and expertise to support The Astros Foundation and The Astros Golf Foundation in key initiatives surrounding the growth of the game of baseball and the sport of golf for our youth. Specifically, as the Astros respective Foundations continue to invest in diversity and inclusion with STEM programming and skills development, Jackson will lend his support to the Astros community efforts at both the Astros Youth Academy and the Chevron Center for Education and Golf, the latter being located at Memorial Park Golf Course, home of the Houston Open. In addition to baseball, softball, and golf instruction, both facilities provide educational programs for children and teens.
Jackson will also provide counsel to all Crane Capital companies and to The Astros Foundation on various diversity and inclusion initiatives. As Special Advisor to Jim Crane, Jackson will advise and serve as an ambassador for various Jim Crane business initiatives, including select baseball-related matters.
“Reggie and I have been long-time friends, and I am proud of his longstanding commitment to the game”, said Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane. “His desire to continue to give back to the community and help grow our game will be a great asset to our efforts moving forward.”