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Which Albert Pujols Home Run Was Better?

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Was it Pujols’ home run against Brad Lidge or one of his three in the World Series?

Which Albert Pujols Home Run Was Better?

In Game 3 of the World Series Friday night, Albert Pujols tied a Major League Record when he hit three home runs in one game. This was something that only Babe Ruth and Reggie Jackson had ever done. His five hits and six runs batted in during the blowout victory were super impressive, but his first home run was a special moonshot that was so powerful it almost got Joe Buck excited. There was only one other playoff home run that I can think of, also hit by Pujols, that was as aesthetically pleasing. Of course, it was his famous 2005 NLCS shot against Brad Lidge.

Via Deadspin:

Albert Pujols has been known to hit the sort of home run that makes you worry about the pitcher's self-esteem going forward. Pujols' power swing is always a lovely, measured whiplash, but the special mind-fucking swing unfolds in one seamless motion. The Brad Lidge NLCS Game Five home run in 2005, for all its irrelevance a game later, will never fall from No. 1 on the list of emotionally destructive Pujols home runs. Google Autofill can tell you that the Lidge HR has reached cult status as a kind of snuff film for someone's professional confidence.

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And Pujols' first home run from Friday night:

The Lidge home run will always be hard to beat because the Cardinals were one out away from going home and the bomb sent Lidge into a two-year tailspin (We'll see what happens to Ogando). But that doesn't take away from Pujols' shot in the World Series.

Taking away the context, which home run do you like more? Let us know!

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