Top 20 Players with the Most RBI in a World Series Game

Bobby Richardson, Hideki Matsui and Albert Pujols - 6 RBI in a World Series Game

Bobby Richardson, Hideki Matsui and Albert Pujols – 6 RBI in a World Series Game

Only three players have tallied six RBI is a single World Series game – two New York Yankees and one St. Louis Cardinal.

Albert Pujols took his turn knocking three home runs in Game 3 of the 2011 World Series and recorded six RBI on the feat.

When the Yankees stole another World Series late in the Core Four era (2009), WS MVP Hideki Matsui, in his greatest Yankee moment, knocked in six in Game 6 – all but one of the Yankees’ runs.

In the classic 1960 World Series, won by the Pittsburgh PiratesBill Mazeroski‘s Game 7 walk-off home run, the Yankees’ Bobby Richardson‘s six RBI were a big part of the Game 3 10-0 blowout.

For 49 years, Richardson was the only 6-RBI man.

Another 20 players tallied five RBI in a World Series game. They are listed below.

PLAYER RBI TEAM YEAR GAME AGAINST RESULT
1. Albert Pujols 6 St. Louis Cardinals 2011 3 Texas Rangers W 16-7
1. Hideki Matsui 6 New York Yankees 2009 6 Philadelphia Phillies W 7-3
1. Bobby Richardson 6 New York Yankees 1960 3 Pittsburgh Pirates W 10-0
4. Ryan Howard 5 Philadelphia Phillie 2008 4 Tampa Bay Rays W 10-2
4. Danny Bautista 5 Arizona Diamondbacks 2001 6 New York Yankees W 15-2
4. Gary Sheffield 5 Florida Marlins 1997 3 Cleveland Indians W 14-11
4. Andruw Jones 5 Atlanta Braves 1996 1 New York Yankees W 12-1
4. Tony Fernandez 5 Toronto Blue Jays 1993 4 Philadelphia Phillies W 15-14
4. Milt Thompson 5 Philadelphia Phillies 1993 4 Toronto Blue Jays L 14-15
4. David Justice 5 Atlanta Braves 1991 5 Minnesota Twins W 14-5
4. Dan Gladden 5 Minnesota Twins 1987 1 St. Louis Cardinals W 10-1
4. Kirk Gibson 5 Detroit Tigers 1984 5 San Diego Padres W 8-4
4. Pedro Guerrero 5 Los Angeles Dodgers 1981 6 New York Yankees W 9-2
4. Thurman Munson 5 New York Yankees 1978 5 Los Angeles Dodgers W 12-2
4. Davey Lopes 5 Los Angeles Dodgers 1978 1 New York Yankees W 11-5
4. Reggie Jackson 5 New York Yankees 1977 6 Los Angeles Dodgers W 8-4
4. Johnny Bench 5 Cincinnati Reds 1976 4 New York Yankees W 7-2
4. Rusty Staub 5 New York Mets 1973 4 Oakland A’s W 6-1
4. Hector Lopez 5 New York Yankees 1961 5 Cincinnati Reds W 13-5
4. Mickey Mantle 5 New York Yankees 1960 2 Pittsburgh Pirates W 16-3
4. Ted Kluszewski 5 Chicago White Sox 1959 1 Los Angeles Dodgers W 11-0
4. Bill Dickey 5 New York Yankees 1936 2 New York Giants W 18-4
4. Tony Lazzeri 5 New York Yankees 1936 2 New York Giants W 18-4

Photos: nytimes.com / bleedingyankeeblue.blogspot.com / espn.com

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