October 22, 2011: Albert Pujols slugs three home runs in Game 3 of the World Series


With three home runs in Game 3 of the 2011 World Series, Albert Pujols didn’t just correct course after an 0-for-6 start to the Fall Classic, or turn attention away from the brief controversy that came after he didn’t speak to the media after the Cardinals’ 2-1 loss in Game 2 of the series. With three blasts in the final four innings of Game 3, Pujols joined Babe Ruth (1926 and 1928) and Reggie Jackson (1977) as the only players in baseball history to hit three home runs in a World Series game. With five total hits in the game, he also set a World Series record with 14 total bases and tied another mark with his six RBIs.