MLB: Most Home Runs in a Single World Series
Who doesn’t love home runs? How about home runs in the World Series? Those are even better.
Here’s a check of players who have the most home runs in the Fall Classic, led by Reggie Jackson of course, but also Chase Utley. They hit five homers apiece in their respective Series 32 years apart (1977, 2009). Jackson and the New York Yankees won theirs, but Utley’s feat…was in defeat.
Ruth hit three in one game in Game 4 of the 1926 World Series, then hit a fourth in Game 7. Jackson hit his three on three pitches in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series, but already had two in the books from Games 4 and 5.
Ruth again in 1928 (Game 4), Albert Pujols (Game 3, 2011) and Pablo Sandoval (Game 1, 2012) each hit three home runs in a World Series game – but they did not hit another in their respective Series and so failed to make the list below.
For a look at every multiple-HR game (two or three homers) in World Series history, check out Baseball Players with the Most Home Runs in a World Series Game. Or, check out every three-home run game in postseason history. Only nine players have done it.
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|1.||Chase Utley||5||25||2009||Philadelphia Phillies|
|1.||Reggie Jackson||5||24||1977||New York Yankees|
|3.||Hank Bauer||4||31||1958||New York Yankees|
|3.||Babe Ruth||4||31||1926||New York Yankees|
|3.||Duke Snider||4||31||1952||Brooklyn Dodgers|
|3.||Barry Bonds||4||30||2002||San Francisco Giants|
|3.||Lenny Dykstra||4||30||1993||Philadelphia Phillies|
|3.||Duke Snider||4||28||1955||Brooklyn Dodgers|
|3.||Willie Aikens||4||26||1980||Kansas City Royals|
|3.||Gene Tenace||4||25||1972||Oakland A’s|
|3.||Lou Gehrig||4||17||1928||New York Yankees|