Riding high after their come-from-behind NCLS victory over the St. Louis Cardinals, the San Francisco Giants were not supposed to be able to defeat Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers in Game 1 of the World Series. In fact, there were many sports writers and fans alike that believed that the Giants and their hot, scrappy bats wouldn’t even be able to score a run off of Verlander, who is arguably the greatest pitcher in the universe right now.
Of course, all of those people were wrong and Pablo Sandoval made history last night, as he joined Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson and Albert Pujols as the only players to ever hit three home runs in one game in the World Series. Joe Morgan probably believes that he has, too, but we know better. As for his feat, the man they call Panda is humbled.