Pablo Sandoval accomplished a feat that has been only been accomplished by Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson and Albert Pujols; he hit three home runs and lead the San Francisco Giants to a 8-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers, giving San Francisco a 1 – 0 lead in the World Series.
Perhaps what makes this feat outstanding is the fact that his victim was the reigning Cy Young winner Justin Verlander, whom has been seemingly flawless through the World Series thus far. On top of the three home runs, Sandoval hit a single off Verlander, sending a clear message that this was going to be a very uncomfortable series for the reigning Cy Young winner.
Following the game, Sandoval donated his first two bats and likely will donate the third bat to the Hall of Fame, where it is likely to be preserved for a lifetime. From this game two important questions comes to mind; firstly, how will Justin Verlander respond from this game? Secondly, will Pablo Sandoval be able to repeat his performance and perhaps become the first player to hit three home runs in back to back World Series games? This series has all the makings to be as dramatic and compelling as the 1986 World Series with the New York Mets and Boston Red Sox.
Check out Pablo Sandoval‘s three home runs here: