Oct 18, 1977: Mr. October
Submitted by BTGrimes on Thu, 10/18/2012 - 10:00am
Reggie! Reggie! Reggie!
In the fourth inning, Yankee right-fielder Reggie Jackson hit Los Angeles Dodger pitcher Burt Hooton's 1st pitch into the right-field seats for a two-run homer. The next inning, Jackson hit Elias Sosa's 1st pitch to almost the same spot for 2 more runs. In the eighth inning, Jackson hit Dodger pitcher Charlie Hough's 1st pitch into the center-field bleachers.
Which was more amazing? Hitting 3 home runs in one game? Hitting each one on the first pitch? Hitting each one off different pitchers? Or, hitting the third one 475 feet into the hitting-backdrop bleachers?
The Yankees won the game 8-4 and won the Series 4 games to 2. The last player to hit 3 home runs in a World Series game? Babe Ruth.
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