Pujols puts on a World Series performance for the ages

Regardless of whether you’re rooting for or against the St. Louis Cardinals, you can’t help but be awed by Albert Pujols’ feats on the baseball diamond.

Game 3 of the World Series was the latest example of what “The Machine” is capable of doing when he’s at the plate. Pujols went 5-for-6 with 3 homers and 6 RBI, becoming only the third player to hit three home runs in a World Series game (Babe Ruth did it in Game 4 of the 1926 World Series and Game 4 of the 1928 World Series, and Reggie Jackson did it in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series), the second player to get five hits in a World Series game (Paul Molitor did it in Game 1 of the 1982 World Series), the third player to drive in six runs in a World Series game (equaling the feats of Bobby Richardson in Game 3 of the 1960 World Series and Hideki Matsui in Game 6 of the 2009 World Series), and the first player to amass 14 total bases in a single World Series game. He also became the first player to get a hit in four consecutive innings of a World Series game.

After last night’s game, MLB.com ranked Pujols’ performance among the 10 greatest in World Series history.

Incidentally, the Cooperstown-bound Pujols played only one season in the minor leagues, mostly in the Midwest League. In 109 games for the Peoria Chiefs — a Cardinals affiliate in 2000 — Pujols hit .324 with 17 homers, 32 doubles and 84 RBI.

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