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1977 World Series, Game 6: Dodgers @ Yankees

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Uploaded on Sep 27, 2010

Los Angeles Dodgers 4 at New York Yankees 8, F -- In a performance as legendary as any Yankee great before him, Reggie Jackson blasted three consecutive home runs on three pitches against three different Dodger hurlers (Burt Hooton, Elias Sosa and Charlie Hough) into the frenzied Stadium throng. It was his defining moment in pinstripes; a dramatic performance that won over the fans, his teammates, (including captain Thurman Munson, with whom he'd had a tumultuous relationship since Reggie claimed he was "the straw that stirred the drink" even before he arrived in New York) and helped justify his self-styled nickname, "Mr. October." His three home runs in one game -- accomplished twice by Babe Ruth -- and five total HRs were both World Series records.

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