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.
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.
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.
|Los Angeles Dodgers||5||2020, 2021|
|Oakland Athletics||5||1989, 2020|
|San Diego Padres||5||2020|
|Chicago White Sox||5||2005|
|St. Louis Cardinals||5||2004|
|New York Yankees||5||1928|
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.