Who was the first pitcher to hit a home run in the postseason?
Jim Bagby of the Cleveland Indians hit the first home run by a pitcher in Game 5 of the 1920 World Series.
Only one Philadelphia Phillies pitcher ever hit a home run in the World Series. In Game 4 of the 2008 Fall Classic, hurler Joe Blanton hit his first major league home run. He also was credited with the win in the Phillies' 10-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Blanton became the 13th pitcher to hit a home run in a Series. He also was the second Phillies pitcher to hit a homer in a…
Bernie Williams, who hit six home runs in the 1996 postseason. Rodriguez's homer was his fifth of this postseason, tying him for second most in Yankees history in a single postseason behind Bernie Williams, who hit six in 1996. http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20091020&content_id=7508478&vkey=news_nyy&fext=.jsp&c_id=nyy