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New York Yankees: 10 Most Memorable Opening Day Moments

2. Apr. 13, 1978

The Yankees were armed and ready to defend their 1977 World Series title, a championship fueled by “Mr. October,” Reggie Jackson.

If you don’t recall, Jackson cranked three home runs in three straight at-bats in Game 6 of the series, becoming the first player since Babe Ruth to hit three home runs in a World Series Game.

In the Bombers’ home opener the following year, Jackson crushed a pitch off Wilbur Wood of the Chicago White Sox for a three-run jack in the first inning. This marked his fourth home run in four straight at-bats at Yankee Stadium dating back to the previous Fall Classic.

Following the home run, fans began to toss “Reggie Bars,” the candy bar named after the October hero, onto the field to celebrate his amazing accomplishment.