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.