October 22, 2011

Pujols Ties Four World Series Records In Game 3:
Three Home Runs, Five Hits, Six RBI, Four Runs Scored;
Sets Record With 14 Total Bases - And Hits In Four Consecutive Innings

Albert Pujols is the third player to hit three home runs in a World Series game. He went 5-for-6 on Saturday night as the Cardinals beat the Rangers 16-7 in Game 3 in Texas, with six RBI and four runs scored.
Pujols also became the first player in World Series history to have a hit in four consecutive innings. He singled in the fourth, singled in the fifth, homered in the sixth, and homered in the seventh. He hit his third dong in the ninth. ... And he set a World Series record with 14 total bases.

Three HR In World Series Game

Babe Ruth - October 6, 1926 - Game 4 against Cardinals at St. Louis
1st - solo HR
3rd - solo HR
5th - BB
6th - 2-run HR
8th - BB
Yankees won 10-5, lost series in 7 games
Babe Ruth - October 9, 1928 - Game 4 against Cardinals at St. Louis
1st - 3U-6 DP
4th - solo HR
5th - 1-3
7th - solo HR
8th - solo HR
Yankees won 7-3, sweeping series in 4 games
Reggie Jackson - October 18, 1977 - Game 6 against Dodgers at New York
2nd - BB (4 pitches)
4th - 2-run HR (1st pitch)
5th - 2-run HR (1st pitch)
8th - solo HR (1st pitch)
Yankees won 8-4, winning series in 6 games
[Jackson homered in his last at-bat in Game 5, so he hit
four home runs on his last four swings of the World Series]
Albert Pujols - October 22, 2011 - Game 3 against Rangers at Texas
1st - 5-3
4th - 1B
5th - 1B
6th - 3-run HR
7th - 2-run HR (1st pitch)
9th - solo HR
                  AB  R  H RBI
Ruth    10/06/26   3  4  3  4
Ruth    10/08/28   5  3  3  3
Jackson 10/18/77   3  4  3  5
Pujols  10/22/11   6  4  5  6
Most RBI, World Series game: 6
Bobby Richardson, Yankees, October 8, 1960, WS 3 against Pirates
Hideki Matsui, Yankees, November 4, 2009, WS 6 aganst Phillies
Albert Pujols, Cardinals, October 22, 2011, WS 3 against Rangers
Most Hits, World Series game: 5
Paul Molitor, Brewers, October 12, 1982, WS 1 against Cardinals
Albert Pujols, Cardinals, October 22, 2011, WS 3 against Rangers
Most Runs Scored, World Series game: 4
Albert Pujols, with nine others
The Cardinals became the first team in World Series history to have four consecutive multi-run innings.
Cardinals - 100 434 211 - 16 15  0
Rangers   - 000 330 100 -  7 13  3
They have also scored first in their last 10 post-season games - an MLB record.

Most runs by a team, World Series game
October 2, 1936 - WS 2 - Yankees 18, Giants 4
October 6, 1950 - WS 2 - Yankees 16, Pirates 3
October 24, 2002 - WS 5 - Giants 16, Angels 4
October 22, 2011 - WS 3 - Cardinals 16, Rangers 7
Most runs, both teams, World Series game
October 20, 1993 - 29 runs - Blue Jays 15, Phillies 14 (Game 4)
October 21, 1997 - 25 runs - Marlins 14, Cleveland 11 (Game 3)
October 22, 2011 - 23 runs - Cardinals 16, Rangers 7 (Game 3)


SoSock said...

OK, OK. Off topic, but I can't stand it any longer. I have to strut just a bit.
I have a relative playing in the World Series! Not a "blood" relative but still, he's family and in the freaking World Series no less! And not just playing, doing very well. No, not as well as Pujols, but hey.
Lance Lynn, who got the W in last night's game is the stepson of my first cousin on my mom's side. He married Lance's mom while Lance was in high school, and has been talking him up ever since. Rightfully so, it appears.
Lance was a key part of the Game 5 win in the NLCS. He has appeared in 7 of the 9 postseason games possible so far. (He was on the DL for the opening series.) He's pitched 8.1 inn., with a 2-0 record and a 1.08 era. Needless to say, we're stoked arund here. His mom and dad were here visiting from Indiana during the opening series and said they were fairly certain he would be activated for the NLCS, if the Cards made it, and were just hoping that maybe he'd get a shot to appear. Well, he's done that and more. A Win in a World Series game! That just doesn't happen to everybody.......

SoSock said...

Of course, in the "just-my-luck dept. - The only time I have been out in public while he was pitching was during WS Gm2. He came on in the top of the 9th, up by 1 run, with no outs and men on 2nd and 3rd. I'm calling all my buddies over to point him out, saying "see that guy on the mound," etc. etc. Got 3 straight outs, but the first 2 were sac flies that scored the tying and go-ahead/winning runs for Texas. Not charged to him, but still a bit of a let-down. Think I'll watch from home from now on :-)

Jere said...

In game 2 1956, the Dodgers scored multiple runs in the 2nd, 4th, and 5th. In the 3rd, they scored 1, and left the bases loaded. So close.

richard said...

The guy sitting behind home plate and hiding his face in despair. Priceless!