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.
Both records are held by Mickey Mantle who had 18 home runs and 40 RBIs in 65 World Series games.
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Only four players have had three-homer games in World Series competition -- Babe Ruth (who did it twice), Reggie Jackson, Albert Pujols and Pablo Sandoval.
Babe Ruth hit 15 home runs in 41 World Series games and 129 World Series at bats.
Chase Utley just did!
As of the 2008 season, the Mets have made the playoffs in six seasons: 1969 - 1 home game in the NLCS and 3 home games in the World Series. 1973 - 3 home games in the NLCS and 3 home games in the World Series. 1986 - 3 home games in the NLCS and 4 home games in the World Series. 1988 - 3 home games in the NLCS. 1999 - 2 home games in the NLDS. 2000 - 2 home games in the NLDS, 3 home games in the NLCS, and 3 home games in the World Series. 2006- Mets hosted Dodgers for 2 and 4 against cardinals in which Beltran had the bat on his shoulders to end game 7 Prior to the 2008 season, there have been 30 playoff games played at Shea Stadium.
The Minnesota Twins won the World Series in 1987, defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 4 games to 3 (it was the first world series in which the home team won all 7 games). The Twins also won the World Series in 1991, defeating the Atlanta Braves 4 games to 3. (The home team also won all seven games in this series).
The Yankees played four games away (0-4) and three games at home (3-0) in the 2001 World Series.
Chase Utley of the Philadelphia Phillies hit five homers in the 2009 World Series.
Ty Cobb played in a total of 17 games during the 1907, 1908, and the 1909 World Series. He did not hit any home Runs.
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.