Yearbook, Oct. 18: Reggie Jackson, for three

October, 18, 2012
Oct. 18, 1977: It was 35 years ago today that Reggie Jackson did what only Babe Ruth had done previously: hit three home runs in a World Series game.

Jackson did it in just three pitches, though, after walking in his first at-bat of the decisive Game 6 against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The New York Yankees won the game 8-4 and the series 4-2, and Jackson was -- shockingly -- named World Series MVP.

Reggie Jackson hits three home runs on three consecutive pitches in the 1977 World SeriesAP Photos/Ray Stubblebine
Reggie Jackson of the New York Yankees during the 1977 World SeriesAP Photo
Billy Martin and Reggie Jackson after the 1977 World SeriesAP Photo
Patrick Dorsey is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor for He has worked for the Web and newspapers. He also played in one Division-III golf tournament (he shot 105).



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