Pujols Slams Three Home Runs In Historic Game
Move over, Reggie! There is a new Mr. October and he resides in St. Louis. Last night, Albert Pujols put on a hitting display that has only been done by two others before in the previous 106 World Series - "The Machine" hit three home runs in a single game.
With the World Series all tied up at 1-1, many predicted that the low scoring outputs that both teams provided us with in the first two games would give way to a run scoring fest when the series rolled into the hitter-friendly confines of Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, TX. The final tally of the Cardinals 16 and the Rangers 7 didn't seem too shocking but it was the bat of Albert Pujols that that dropped the jaws of 51, 472 fans in the park.
With the Cards clinging to an 8-6 lead in the top of the sixth, Pujols hit a 431 foot, three run dinger. An inning later, a 424 foot shoot off of his bat scored two more Cardinal runs. Then, in the top of the ninth, with the game already spoken for, Pujols increased the Cards' 15-7 lead with a historic 420 foot solo home run that put himself in the record books.
Even the casual baseball fan can recognize the only other two names to accomplish the feat of hitting three home runs in a single World Series game - Babe Ruth (1926 and 1928) and Reggie Jackson (1977). Pujols' epic night gave him five hits in six at bats, six RBI and most importantly - a 2-1 lead for his team in the World Series.
Catch game three tonight at 8:05 PM on Fox. So - you a Pujols fan? Even if you're not a Cards fan, you have to be amazed at the stats this guy puts up year in and year out!