Pablo Sandoval's Three Home Runs Puts Him in the Records Book

Babe Ruth.  Reggie Jackson.  Albert Pujols.  Now, you can add Pablo Sandoval to that list.  The San Francisco Giants' third baseman had not only the game of his career, but a game for the ages.  Not known as a terrible power threat, Sandoval clubbed three home runs in Game One of the World Series as the Giants went on to win 8-3.  The home runs tied him with Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson, and Albert Pujols as the only players to hit three home runs in a World Series game.

This all comes after Sandoval spent a good chunk of time on the DL this season.  He was unable to play from May 3rd through June 8th.  Then, he was placed back on the DL in July and missed 18 more games.  In total, the slugger played in just 108 games this year, the lowest of his career since his rookie season.  The strained left hamstring in July was an injury the Giants hoped would not result in a stint on the DL for Sandoval, but it ultimately did.  It didn't matter though.  The Giants won the division and are in the World Series.

So enjoy your day Pablo Sandoval.  Your name will now be said in the same breath as some of the greatest players to ever play the game.

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2 Responses to Pablo Sandoval's Three Home Runs Puts Him in the Records Book

  1. The Sultan of Swat, Mr. October, Prince Albert...and The Kung Fu Panda... aka Fat Ichiro or The Round Mound of Pound.

    1. Love it! If we are looking at this from best players with the best nicknames, this is great!


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