St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols had a performance for the ages on Saturday night, hitting three home runs against the Texas Rangers in a 16-7 win in Game 3 of the 2011 World Series.
Among Pujols’ feats:
- His five hits tied Milwaukee’s Paul Molitor for the most in one game.
- His three-home run game tied Babe Ruth (two) and Reggie Jackson (one) for the most in Series history.
- His 14 total bases set a World Series record.
- He collected hits in four consecutive innings, setting a World Series mark.
- His six RBI tied a Series record.
Researcher Tom Orf pulled all the three-home run games in MLB post-season history. They include the Rangers’ Adrian Beltre, who launched three long balls in Game 4 of the ALDS not three weeks ago.
Three-home run games, post-season, MLB history
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