MLB: Most Home Runs in a Single Postseason

Carlos Beltran Hit 8 Home Runs in the 2004 Playoffs for the Houston Astros

Carlos Beltran Hit 8 Home Runs in the 2004 Playoffs for the Houston Astros

Three players have hit eight home runs in a single postseason, all from the series-laden (and steroid-laden) modern era: Barry Bonds, Carlos Beltran and Nelson Cruz. Sadly, both Bonds and Cruz have been implicated in steroid use and their marks may have occurred while using, though there is no definite proof.

Several others on the list below have been tied to PEDs: Alex Rodriguez, Rich Aurilia and Lenny Dykstra.

But this statistic is mostly a modern one thanks to the wild card round added in 1995.

Only two of the 17 listed achieved their home run feat prior to that year: Dykstra in 1993, and how about Bob Robertson in 1971. Props.

PLAYER HR PA SERIES TEAM
1. Barry Bonds 8 74 2002 San Francisco Giants
1. Nelson Cruz 8 70 2011 Texas Rangers
1. Carlos Beltran 8 56 2004 Houston Astros
4. B.J. Upton 7 72 2008 Tampa Bay Rays
4. Troy Glaus 7 69 2002 Anaheim Angels
4. Jayson Werth 7 62 2009 Philadelphia Phillies
7. Rich Aurilia 6 77 2002 San Francisco Giants
7. Pablo Sandoval 6 70 2012 San Francisco Giants
7. Bernie Williams 6 69 1996 New York Yankees
7. Alex Rodriguez 6 68 2009 New York Yankees
7. Evan Longoria 6 67 2008 Tampa Bay Rays
7. Albert Pujols 6 67 2004 St. Louis Cardinals
7. Larry Walker 6 67 2004 St. Louis Cardinals
7. Chase Utley 6 66 2009 Philadelphia Phillies
7. Nelson Cruz 6 63 2010 Texas Rangers
7. Lenny Dykstra 6 60 1993 Philadelphia Phillies
7. Ken Griffey 6 52 1995 Seattle Mariners
7. Bob Robertson 6 45 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates
7. Jim Thome 6 42 1998 Cleveland Indians

Photo: mvn.com

Posted on October 4, 2013, in MLB Baseball and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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