Reggie Jackson makes single World Series game home run record.
1977 (Oct 18)
Reggie Jackson, Black American outfielder for the New York Yankees of the American Baseball League, hit three home runs in a single World Series game, the first time in history that such a feat had been accomplished. The Yankees went on to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers of the National Baseball League 8-4 and to capture the 1977 World Series title. Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda called Jackson's achievement "the greatest performance that I've ever seen in a World Series." Jackson himself commented, "It's a nice feeling, but I'm beat. I know there's a God in heaven."