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It's Oct. 18. On this very date, exactly 36 years ago, Reggie Jackson put the finishing touches on earning the moniker, "Mr. October." Jackson hit three homers in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series on Oct. 18, leading his Yankees to putting away the Dodgers and clinching the World Series title.
In the game, an 8-4 Yankees win, Jackson had five RBI. In the series, he hit .450/.542/.1.250 with five homers and eight RBI, obviously taking MVP honors.
Here's the third homer:
At the time, Jackson joined Babe Ruth as the only men to ever hit three homers in a single World Series game. In the past two World Series, however, we've seen Albert Pujols and Pablo Sandoval join them.
In Jackson's Hall of Fame career, he hit .357/.457/.755 with seven doubles, 10 homers and 24 RBI in 27 World Series games.
Mr. October, indeed.