George Herman Ruth, Jr., best known as “Babe” Ruth, was the first player in World Series History to hit three home runs in a single game. Babe Ruth, nicknamed “the Bambino” and “the Sultan of Swat,” not only accomplished this achievement once but twice in his career as a right fielder for the New York Yankees. The first time was Game 4 of the 1926 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, and the second was Game 4 of the 1928 World Series also against the Cardinals.
Reginald Martinez “Reggie” Jackson made history in Game 6 of the World Series of 1977 against the Los Angeles Dodgers by becoming the second player to hit three home runs in a single World Series game. Reggie Jackson, nicknamed “Mr. October,” hit his three homeruns as a right fielder for the New York Yankees.
The most recent player to hit three home runs in a World Series game was Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals. On October 22, 2011 Jose Alberto Pujols Alcantara became the third player in history to accomplish this feat in Arlington, TX. First baseman Pujols helped to lead his team to a 16-7 victory that night in Game 3 against the Texas Rangers.