Albert Pujols Cements His Reputation

Albert Pujols watches one of his three monster shots soar into the stands during World Series Game 3, a 16-7 St. Louis romp, in a stadium known for plenty of home runs: well over 200 during the regular season by the Rangers and opposing clubs.

The number-one slugger of the 21st century added three World Series home runs and six runs batted in (RBI) to his astonishing career stats. Only Babe Ruth (two times) and Mr. October. Reggie Jackson, had ever accomplished the feat before. The six RBI ties Yankees stalwart Hideki Matsui (2009). Usually light-hitting Bobby Richardson, in 1960 I (Evander) believe, had a total of 12 Series RBI; though Mr. Richardson, at a personal appearance, reminded about 1964, when he collected an almost-as-amazing 13 hits, that he made the final out of that Series, coincidentally against the Cardinals. Both Ruth home-run feats, incidentally, were versus this same National League St. Louis squad for which Pujols now plays.

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