Reggie Jackson blasts three home runs in World Series Game 6 on this day in 1977

Reggie Jackson hits three home runs in Game 6 of the World Series on this day in 1977.|Art or Photo Credit: MLB

The first player to achieve this feat was legendary Yankee slugger Babe Ruth, who did it twice: first in 1926 and again in 1928.

Coming off his first season in New York, Jackson helped lead the Yankees to the Fall Classic that year where they met the Los Angeles Dodgers.

In the fourth inning, Jackson took Burt Hooton deep for his first dinger of the game. In the fifth, he added a second, this time off Elias Sosa. Then in the eighth inning, with a 7-3 Yankees lead, Jackson hit his third home run of the night deep off Charlie Hough. All three homers came on the first pitch of the at-bat.

If that wasn't enough, Jackson had also homered in his final at-bat of the preceding Game 5, making it four consecutive at-bats that all resulted in home runs for Jackson. That kind of performance is how you earn the nickname, "Mr. October."

After all was said and done, Reggie's five RBIs and three unforgettable blasts helped lead the Yankees to victory in the decisive final game of the 1977 Series, cementing him into Yankees lore forever.

Only the great Babe Ruth had ever gone yard three times before Jackson was able to replicate the feat. Since 1977, only Albert Pujols in 2011 and Pablo Sandoval in 2012 have had their own three-homer nights during the World Series. Who will be the next to follow in their footsteps?
Check out the video below to see Mr. October's huge night from forty-one years ago.