NEW YORK —Michael Conforto’s first World Series took a thrilling turn in Game 4.
The rookie New York Mets outfielder, who had two hits so far the entire postseason, doubled that number and made sure he won’t go down as a disappointment. Conforto, 22, homered twice Saturday night — once in the third inning and once in the fifth — making him the first rookie to hit two homers in a World Series game in 19 years.
The third-inning homer (above) was a titanic, no-doubter into the right field upper deck. The second one (below) wasn’t as huge of a blast, but it still cleared the right-field wall. That counts too. At the time, it put the Mets up 3-1.
Two homers in a World Series game is a nice accomplishment, and thus, we have some facts for you about Conforto’s feat (you can join us in calling him Confor-dos, if you like):
• He’s the first player to hit multiple homers in the same World Series game since Pablo Sandoval in 2012.
• He’s the first rookie to do it since Andruw Jones in 1996.
• He’s the first Met to homer twice in a World Series game since Gary Carter in 1986.
The last one is the best one, since there are already some fun concidences between this Mets team and the 1986 team that won the title. Both lost the Game 1 by one run, lost Game 2 by six and won Game 3 by six.
Ready for this? Carter’s two homers also came in Game 4 of that World Series. This has been your spooky baseball fact for Halloween night.
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