15 Mas: Reggie Jackson

Reggie Jackson, 65

Reggie Jackson (born Reginald Martinez Jackson) is the legendary New York Yankee who everyone thought was Black, but who is actually Latino.  Jackson, whose father, Martinez Jackson, was half Puerto Rican and played in the Negro Leagues, has been quoted as saying he is “proud of my Latin blood.” Clara, the mother of “Mr. October” (as the right-fielder was affectionately known), was also of Hispanic descent.


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Miranda Noland,

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for Latina.com. She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.