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Reggie Jackson – 3 home runs in Game 6 of the World Series 1977

1977 World Series Game 6 - Reggie Jackson belts three homers

October 18th, 1977: In one of the greatest postseason displays in the history of Major League Baseball (or any sport, for that matter), New York Yankees outfielder Reggie Jackson shocked the world when he clobbered three home runs on three pitches from three different pitchers in Game 6 of the World Series against the rival Los Angeles Dodgers. The Yankees won the game 8-4 and went on to win the series, and legend of “Mr. October” was officially born. Here are a few more memorable moments of Reggie Jackson’s career.

Three Home Runs, World Series Game

Player Year Game
Pablo Sandoval 2012 1
Albert Pujols 2011 3
Reggie Jackson 1977 6
Babe Ruth 1928 4
Babe Ruth 1926 4
— ESPN Stats & Information

Reggie Jackson appeared in five World Series, two with the Oakland A’s and three with the New York Yankees. Only in 1981, a year in which there was a strike, did Jackson’s team lose. Jackson hit .357/.457/.755 with 10 home runs and 24 RBIs in 27 World Series games.

All-time World Series home run leader Mickey Mantle appeared in 12 World Series. The Yankees won seven of them, but in 1955 and 1957, an injured Mantle missed a major portion of each Series. Brooklyn beat the Yankees in 1955 and the Milwaukee Braves won in 1957.

Mantle hit .257/.374/.535 with 18 home runs and 40 RBIs in his World Series career.

Babe Ruth batted .326/.467/.744 in 10 World Series. He hit 15 home runs, which was the record until Mantle came along, and batted in 33 runs.

Lou Gehrig batted .361/.477/.731 with 10 home runs and 35 RBIs in his seven World Series.

Reggie Jackson is in some pretty good company.

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“Reg-gie! Reg-gie!” smacks three home runs in consecutive at-bats

Reggie JacksonOctober 18, 1977
1977 World Series | Game 6

YANKEE STADIUM, THE BRONX, NEW YORK — In a performance as dominating as any of those from the legends who came before him, Reggie Jackson hit three home runs on three pitches to power the New York Yankees to victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series. It was the defining moment in pinstripes for Jackson, whose dramatic performance won over the fans and helped to earn him the suitable nickname, “Mr. October.”

LINESCORE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Dodgers 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 9 0
Yankees 0 2 0 3 2 0 0 1 X 8 8 1

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