Breaks out of Series Slump in a Big Way…
Albert Pujols, who had gone 0-6 in the first two games of the 2100 World Series vs the Texas Rangers, and made the crucial ninth inning error that cost the Cardinals game two, suddenly found his sweet swing and crushed the Rangers into submission with a game of historic proportions. When the smoke had cleared the final score was 16-7 Cards. Pujol’s three home runs tied world series records with one Babe Ruth, who did it twice, and Reginald Martinez Jackson; both Yankees. His five hits tied him with Paul Molitor of the Milwaukee Braves and his six RBI’s tied him with Bobby Richardson in 1960 and Hideki Matsui in 2009; also both Yankees.
And he set some pretty impressive records of his own. Like becoming the first player to get hits in four consecutive innings. He also set a world series record with 14 total bases. A simply amazing performance by one of arguably the greatest hitters ever, as his .328 lifetime batting average and .331 BA in the post-season will attest to.
And one final note: Tony La Russa moved into second place in postseason victories among managers, passing Bobby Cox and trailing only Joe Torre. There were holes shot through the record books all night, but the greatest was accomplished by Albert Pujols. WTG!!