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Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson and Albert Pujols. Those three baseball legends were the only men in history to wallop three home runs in one World Series Game.
Until Wednesday. Until Pablo Sandoval.
Sandoval — who sports one of sports‘ better nicknames in “Kung Fu Panda” — went yard in the first, third and fifth innings to power the San Francisco Giants to a Game 1 home win over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night at AT&T Park. Each dinger sent the Twitter world into a frenzy and the #KungFuPanda hashtag was spotted as a worldwide trend. According to Major League Baseball, more than 163,000 social comments included the words “Pablo,” “Sandoval” or “Panda” — 20 percent of the overall digital conversation surrounding the game.
But did you miss the historic feat? Or simply want to relive it in anticipation of Thursday night’s Game 2? Check out the video above to see all three spliced together in just 46 seconds. Also, this fun video shot by a fan in the stands shows how wild the San Francisco crowd went after Sandoval’s second home run put the Giants up 4-0: