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Smashing records: Pujols and a postgame podcast

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Click below to hear my audio recap of Saturday's incredible Game Three of the World Series. Just call it the Albert Pujols Game.


Mike Harrington on Game Three

Here's a list of Pujols' accomplishments:

---Fourth three-HR game in Series history, joining Babe Ruth (1926 and 1928 vs. the Cardinals) and Reggie Jackson (1977 vs. the Dodgers).

---Eighth three-HR game in postseason history (Adrian Beltre of Texas had one this year against Tampa Bay), but just the second by a National League player (Bob Robertson of the Pirates vs. San Francisco in the 1971 NLCS

---Six RBIs ties the World Series record set by Yankees Bobby Richardson (1960) and Hideki Matsui (2009).

---Five hits ties the record set by Paul Molitor of the Brewers against the Cardinals in Game One in 1982.

---Pujols had a record 14 total bases (three HRs, two singles), breaking the mark of 12 set by Ruth and Jackson in their three-HR games.

---With hits in the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh innings, Pujols became the first player in Series history with a hit in four straight innings in the same game.

That was one incredible night.

---Mike Harrington
(www.twitter.com/bnharrington) 

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

@BNHarrington | mharrington@buffnews.com


Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

@amymoritz | amoritz@buffnews.com

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