Jackson will serve as a special advisor to Astros owner Jim Crane, focusing on charity and youth work.
HOUSTON – Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson has joined the Astros family as special advisor to owner and chairman Jim Crane.
After a Hall of Fame career with the Athletics, Orioles, Yankees, and Angels, Jackson spent most of his post-gaming career as a special advisor to the New York Yankees Organization.
The Astros said with his new role, Jackson will continue his contributions to the game, focusing on giving back to the community.
Jackson will bring his experience and expertise to support the Astros Foundation and Astros Golf Foundation in important initiatives related to the growth of the game of baseball and youth golf.
Jackson will support the efforts of the Astros community at both the Astros Youth Academy and the Chevron Center for Education and Golf, located on Memorial Park Golf Course, home of the Houston Open.
In addition to baseball, softball and golf lessons, both institutions offer educational programs for children and teenagers.
Jackson will also advise all Crane Capital companies and the Astros Foundation on various diversity and inclusion initiatives.
As special advisor to the Astros owner, Jackson will advise and act as ambassador on various Crane business initiatives, including selected baseball matters.
“Reggie and I are long-time friends and I’m proud of his longstanding commitment to the game,” said the owner of Astros. “His desire to keep giving back to the community and developing our game will be a great asset to our future endeavors.”