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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pablo Sandoval: The 2012 Edition of 'Mr October"

                      Pablo Sandoval hits 3 home runs in Game 1 of the 2012 World Series

     35 years ago, Reggie Jackson played in what is arguably his most memorable game of his career when he hit three home runs in game 6 of the 1977 World Series. This performance by Jackson would earn him the nickname "Mr. October" Flash forward to 35 years later, Pablo Sandoval would end up duplicating Mr. October's performance with a 3 home run game of his own.


      Game 1 of the 2012 World Series, Sandoval homered in his first 3 at bats, hitting his first two off of Detroit Tigers' ace Justin Verlander and hit his next off Al Alburquerque. Will Sandoval's 3 home run performance be remembered the way Jackson's is still to this day? It's obviously to early to tell. But the impact that Sandoval's duplicated performance will have, will be just as important for the San Francisco Giants as it was back in 1977 for the New York Yankees when Reggie Jackson did it.


       With his 3 home run performance, Pablo Sandoval joins Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson, & Albert Pujols as the only players to homer 3 times in single World Series game.

       Picture courtesy of nydailynews.com

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