At Citizens Bank Park, Chase Utley ties Reggie Jackson’s 1977 record with his fifth home run of the World Series, going deep twice in the Phillies’ 8-6 victory over the Yankees in Game 5. The Philadelphia second baseman becomes the second player to have two multihomer games in the Fall Classic, joining Royals’ outfielder Willie Aikens, who accomplished the feat against the Phillies in 1980.
With his seventh inning three-run shot off New York’s Andy Pettitte, Matt Williams becomes the first player in World Series history to hit home runs with three different teams. The Diamondback third baseman homered in the Series for the Indians in 1997 and with the Giants in 1989.
In the first World Series game ever played in Colorado, Daisuke Matsuzaka becomes the first Japanese starting pitcher in Series history, allowing two runs on three hits in 5.1 innings, to get the win against the Rockies in the 10-5 Red Sox Game 3 victory.
One strike from defeat, the Mets tie the game on a wild pitch and then, thanks to Bill Buckner’s error, win Game 6, tying the Series at three games each. This event was selected as one of baseball’s 30 most memorable moments.