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Reggie Jackson – 3 home runs in Game 6 of the World Series 1977

1977 World Series Game 6 - Reggie Jackson belts three homers
1977 World Series Game 6 - Reggie Jackson belts three homers

October 18th, 1977: In one of the greatest postseason displays in the history of Major League Baseball (or any sport, for that matter), New York Yankees outfielder Reggie Jackson shocked the world when he clobbered three home runs on three pitches from three different pitchers in Game 6 of the World Series against the rival Los Angeles Dodgers. The Yankees won the game 8-4 and went on to win the series, and legend of “Mr. October” was officially born. Here are a few more memorable moments of Reggie Jackson’s career.

Three Home Runs, World Series Game

Player Year Game
Pablo Sandoval 2012 1
Albert Pujols 2011 3
Reggie Jackson 1977 6
Babe Ruth 1928 4
Babe Ruth 1926 4
— ESPN Stats & Information

Reggie Jackson appeared in five World Series, two with the Oakland A’s and three with the New York Yankees. Only in 1981, a year in which there was a strike, did Jackson’s team lose. Jackson hit .357/.457/.755 with 10 home runs and 24 RBIs in 27 World Series games.

All-time World Series home run leader Mickey Mantle appeared in 12 World Series. The Yankees won seven of them, but in 1955 and 1957, an injured Mantle missed a major portion of each Series. Brooklyn beat the Yankees in 1955 and the Milwaukee Braves won in 1957.

Mantle hit .257/.374/.535 with 18 home runs and 40 RBIs in his World Series career.

Babe Ruth batted .326/.467/.744 in 10 World Series. He hit 15 home runs, which was the record until Mantle came along, and batted in 33 runs.

Lou Gehrig batted .361/.477/.731 with 10 home runs and 35 RBIs in his seven World Series.

Reggie Jackson is in some pretty good company.

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Phillies Triple Play – three outs by one player

Phillies - triple play - three outs by one player!

Phillies versus Mets.

NEW YORK — It happened so fast, Eric Bruntlett needed a few moments before he realized he had just ended a game with an unassisted triple play.

Second baseman Eric Bruntlett single-handedly secured the Phillies’ win over the Mets on Sunday, turning an unassisted triple play to end the game. It was just the 15th such play in MLB history (including the postseason) and only the second that finished a game.
Unassisted Triple Play To End Game  May 31, 1927 Sunday
Player Johnny Neun Eric Bruntlett

Team Tigers Phillies
Position 1B 2B
Inning Top 9th Bottom 9th
Opp. Indians Mets
Score 1-0 9-7

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Three Days Grace – Never Too Late

Three Days Grace - Never Too Late

Three Days Grace Biography

“At one point when we were on the road, I felt like I had a target on my back. I felt like there were a lot of things getting thrown at me that I had to deal with and I felt alone? I was the only one who could really understand myself.” – Adam Gontier

On One-X, the follow up to Three Days Grace’s 2003 self-titled debut, the band explores that sentiment with alarming honesty. A raw, confessional album, One-X finds frontman Adam Gontier delving into a sense of utter loneliness that ironically comes from being constantly surrounded by other people. One-X is simultaneously the story of Gontier’s personal destruction on the road, and a universal tale of feeling like an outsider.

“From front to back, the lyrics of One-X explore the different problems I had. I felt singled out. I wanted to be normal and I just wanted someone, anyone to help me. At a point, I finally came to realize that no matter how singled out I felt, there were so many others out there like me. I realized, ‘okay, I’m not alone’.” – Adam Gontier

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Three Little Pigs by Green Jelly

Three Little Pigs by green jelly

Album: Cereal Killer Soundtrack          Released: 1993
US Chart: 17     UK Chart: 5

This, and all the other songs on the album, were all first released on video in 1992. They all had videos accompanying the songs, and it could not be purchased in a music-only format. Because of this, the band billed itself as the world’s first video-only band, even though they had released an EP and some singles before the video.

The video for this song features a clay-animated reenactment of the fairy tale about the Three Little Pigs. The song tells a distorted version of the classic children’s story, with the first 2 pigs living a slacker lifestyle and the third a very successful pig who summons Rambo to kill the wolf.

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