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How many home runs were hit in the 2022 MLB playoffs? What’s the postseason record?

The Major League Baseball postseason is in progress, and it remains to be seen if this year’s home run total will surpass that of last year.

Seattle Mariners shortstop J.P. Crawford (3)
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The Houston Astros will begin their quest for a second consecutive Commissioner’s Trophy on October 3, marking the start of the Major League Baseball playoffs.

Last year, sluggers churned out an impressive total of 93 home runs in the playoffs. Given the pressure inherent in postseason games, records set during this period are particularly interesting.

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Most home runs in a playoff game

One number that has never been matched is the most home runs in a single postseason game. This honor belongs to the Chicago Cubs, who recorded six homers in Game 3 of the 2015 NL Division Series against their bitter rival St. Louis Cardinals.

The Cubs also rank second on the list, as they are tied with several others for teams who have tallied five home runs in a playoff game. They racked up this number in Game 1 of the 1984 NLCS versus the San Diego Padres.

The Cubs share this number with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Oakland Athletics, who have achieved it twice, as well as the Chicago White Sox, Houston Astros, New York Yankees, Padres, and Cardinals.

Chicago Cubs62015
Los Angeles Dodgers52020, 2021
Oakland Athletics51989, 2020
San Diego Padres52020
Houston Astros52017
Chicago White Sox52005
St. Louis Cardinals52004
Chicago Cubs51984
New York Yankees51928

Manny Ramirez, king of playoff home runs

As for individual performances, no one comes close to Manny Ramirez, who holds the record for most postseason home runs in a career, with 29. Ramirez had a long, fruitful MLB run, giving him a chance to play October baseball 11 times. Jose Altuve, who has launched 23 homers, is the closest number to his tally.

Manny Ramirez29
Jose Altuve23
Bernie Williams22
Derek Jeter20
Albert Pujols19
George Springer19
Carlos Correa18
Reggie Jackson18
Mickey Mantle18
Nelson Cruz18