Reggie Jackson’s Three Home Runs
In Game 6 of the 1977 World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Reggie Jackson smacked three home runs in a row off of three straight pitches from three separate pitchers.
His first shot was a two-run fourth-inning blast to right off Burt Hooton, his second was a scorching line drive that landed over the short porch in right off Elias Sosa, and his third was a bomb to straightaway center off Charlie Hough in the eighth.
New York would win the contest and their 21st World Series title by a score of 8-4. Jackson finished the series with a .450/.542/1.250 slash line with five home runs, eight RBI, and a 1.792 OPS.
Jackson’s Game 6 performance goes down as one of the greatest performances by a hitter in World Series play. The winner of ESNY’s list, however, goes to the greatest performance by a pitcher in World Series play.