4. Duke Snider (six Series appearances) -- 11
5. Lou Gehrig (seven Series appearances) -- 10
Reggie Jackson (five Series appearances) -- 10
7. Joe DiMaggio (10 Series appearances) -- 8
Frank Robinson (five Series appearances) -- 8
Bill Skowron (eight Series appearances) -- 8
during home opener the following season
Chase Utley just did!
Chase Utley of the Philadelphia Phillies hit five homers in the 2009 World Series.
Reggie Jackson hit ten World Series home runs. He is tied for fifth on the all-time list with Lou Gehrig.
1. Jim Thome -- 589 home runs. Appeared in 1995 and 1997 World Series. 2. Vladimir Guerrero -- 436 home runs. Has never played in a World Series. 3. Jason Giambi -- 415 home runs. Appeared in the 2003 World Series. 4. Andruw Jones -- 407 home runs. Appeared in the 1996 and 1999 World Series.
Both records are held by Mickey Mantle who had 18 home runs and 40 RBIs in 65 World Series games.
Dustin Pedroia, as the first batter in the 2007 World Series, hit a home run off of Jeff Francis of the Colorado Rockies. That has been done once before, in the 1969 World Series when Don Buford of the Baltimore Orioles led off the Series with a home run off of Tom Seaver of the New York Mets. There have been many players to hit a home run in the first game of the World Series, the first being Jimmy Sebring of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1903 World Series. But Pedroia and Buford are the only two players that hit home runs in the first at bat of a World Series.
Including the person that just did that this week, 5.
Nothing but the winning team gets home field advantage for the world series.
Reggie Jackson and Chase Utley hold the record for most home runs in a World Series with 5. Players with 4 home runs in a World Series are Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, Hank Bauer, Barry Bonds, Duke Snider and Gene Tenace.
Willie Mays Aikens of the Kansas City Royals did it in the 1980 World Series. Chase Utley of the Philadelphia Phillies duplicated the feat in the 2009 Series.