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OCT. 18 (1977) - Reggie*
By Bill Grimes
Oct 17, 2007 - 11:09 PM

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Reggie! Reggie! Reggie!

 

OCTOBER 18, 1977 THE BRONX, NEW YORK Game Six of the 1977 World Series was Mr. Octobers shinning moment. It was the Yankees against the Dodgers. New York against Los Angeles; the biggest stage, the two biggest television markets.

 

In the fourth inning, Yankee right-fielder Reggie Jackson
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hit Los Angeles Dodger pitcher Burt Hootons first pitch into the right-field seats for a two-run homer. The next inning, Jackson hit Elias Sosas first pitcher to almost the same spot for 2 more runs. In the eighth inning, Jackson hit Dodger pitcher Charlie Houghs first pitch into the center-field bleachers.

 

Which were more amazing? Hitting three home runs in one game? Hitting each one on the first pitch? Hitting each one off different pitchers? Or, hitting the third one 475 feet into the hitting-backdrop bleachers?  

 

The Yankees won the game 8-4 and won the Series 4 games to 2. Oh, by the way, the last player to hit three home runs in a World Series game? Babe Ruth.

 

Read on:

http://www.retrosheet.org/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reggie_Jackson

http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/ballplayers/J/Jackson_Reggie.stm

Sports Illustrated Greatest Teams, By Tim Crothers, 1998

http://www.baseballlibrary.com/

 



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