MLB Playoffs: Nelson Cruz equals Mickey Mantle and Reggie Jackson in HRs, in Postseason

With the HR of this Thursday night, Nelson Cruz, designated hitter for the Tampa Bay Rays, tied for sixth place with the legendary Mickey Mantle and Reggie Jackson, with his 18th home run in the playoffs. To rack up a lot of home runs in the postseason, a hitter needs a lot of opportunities and the ability to get ahead on the biggest stage.

These 12 elite artists from October have had both, each producing at least 17 home runs in their playoff careers. Here’s a look at top 12 postseason home runners of all times:

  1. Manny Ramírez: 29 HR
  2. Bernie Williams: 22 HR
  3. Derek Jeter: 20 HR
  4. Albert Pujols: 19 HR
  5. George Springer: 19 HR
  6. Reggie Jackson: 18 HR.
  7. Mickey Mantle: 18 HR
  8. Jose Altuve: 18 HR.
  9. Nelson Cruz: 18 HR
  10. Carlos Correa: 17 HR.
  11. David Ortiz: 17 HR.
  12. Jim Thome: 17 HR

* Beware of ties between some players.

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The emblematic Albert Pujols and George Springer are the leaders among the active elements, with 19, followed by the Dominican Nelson Cruz and the Venezuelan José Altuve with 18 Will someone unseat Manny Ramírez from the place of honor?

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Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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