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#9 Back To Back To Back Home Runs
Notching three consecutive home runs in an inning is not as rare an occurrence as it once was. Depending on who’s counting. The feat has been achieved about twenty times.
According to Quora.com, back to back to back home runs happened for the first time in 1939, when:
“In the second inning of a game between the New York Giants and Cincinnati Reds on June 6, 1939, Jo-Jo Moore homered then in the Third inning Mel Ott homered. In the fourth second baseman Burgess Whitehead homered followed by the pitcher Manny Salvo then Jo-Jo Moore added his second of the game. Billy Jurges didn’t hit a bomb, but Harry Danning followed him with a homer. Ott and Zeke Bonura didn’t homer by Frank Demaree followed them with a homer. The Giants scored eight runs that inning.”
The Yankees couldn’t have picked a better time to do it when, on September 30, 1997, in the sixth inning ofGame One of the American League Division Series between the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians, Tim Raines, Derek Jeter and Paul O’Neill hit back-to-back-to-back home runs for the Yankees.
The Yankees would go on to lose that series to the Indians but come back the following year to storm through the World Series in what would be the start of “The Run” under the tutelage of manager Joe Torre.