Rank 'Em: MLB postseason performances

June 15, 2012

It's been said that big-time players step up in big games. Major League Baseball has seen that scenario played out again and again by some of the game's greatest players when their teams needed it most. Reacquaint yourself with some of the greatest single-game postseason performances below (hover for stats) and click to rank them.

Will Reggie Jackson's three-homer power display top Jack Morris' 10-inning Game 7 shutout on your list? Get started!

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MLB postseason performances

Babe Ruth (1916)

Babe Ruth (1916)

Game 2, World Series
14 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K


Babe Ruth (1926)

Babe Ruth (1926)

Game 4, World Series
First to hit 3 HR in WS game, 3-for-3, 4 R, 4 RBI


Don Larsen (1956)

Don Larsen (1956)

Game 5, World Series
Perfect game. 9.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K


Lew Burdette (1957)

Lew Burdette (1957)

Game 7, World Series
9.0 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K after 1-0 CG shutout in Game 5


Sandy Koufax (1965)

Sandy Koufax (1965)

Game 7, World Series
9.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 10 K in third start of series


Bob Gibson (1968)

Bob Gibson (1968)

Game 1, World Series
Postseason-record 17 K's in five-hit shutout


Mickey Lolich (1968)

Mickey Lolich (1968)

Game 7, World Series
Beat Bob Gibson for third CG of series. 9.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 4 K


Dave McNally (1969)

Dave McNally (1969)

Game 2, ALCS
11 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 5 BB, 11 K


Tommie Agee (1969)

Brooks Robinson (1970)

Brooks Robinson (1970)

Game 3, World Series
2-for-4 with 2 doubles, 3 defensive gems


Reggie Jackson (1977)

Reggie Jackson (1977)

Game 6, World Series
Three HR on three pitches from three different Dodgers pitchers


Steve Garvey (1984)

Steve Garvey (1984)

Game 4, NLCS
4-for-5, 5 RBI, walk-off 2-run HR vs. Cubs


George Brett (1985)

George Brett (1985)

Game 3, ALCS
4-for-4, 2 HR, 2B, single, 3 RBI, scored winning run after leadoff single in 8th


Jack Morris (1991)

Jack Morris (1991)

Game 7, World Series
10.0 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 8 K on 126 pitches vs. John Smoltz and Braves


Kirby Puckett (1991)

Kirby Puckett (1991)

Game 6, World Series
Walk-off 11th-inning HR, RBI triple, sac fly to go up 3-2 in fifth, sensational catch on Ron Gant drive to center


Edgar Martinez (1995)

Edgar Martinez (1995)

Game 4, ALDS
3-run HR, Grand Slam, 7 RBI tying postseason record


Tom Glavine (1995)

Tom Glavine (1995)

Game 6, World Series
8.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 8 K, only hit a bloop single in sixth


Pedro Martinez (1999)

Pedro Martinez (1999)

Game 5, ALDS
Fighting back problems, came on in relief with score tied 8-8, pitched six hitless innings, striking out 8 in series-clinching victory


Roger Clemens (2000)

Roger Clemens (2000)

Game 4, ALCS
Struck out 15 Mariners in a complete-game, 1-hit shutout


Josh Beckett (2003)

Josh Beckett (2003)

Game 6, World Series
Series-clinching, CG, 5-hit, 9-K shutout of Yankees


Curt Schilling (2004)

Curt Schilling (2004)

Game 6, ALCS
''Bloody Sock Game" 7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 4 K vs. Yankees


Roy Halladay (2010)

Roy Halladay (2010)

Game 1, NLDS
Second no-hitter in postseason history in first playoff appearance


Tim Lincecum (2010)

Tim Lincecum (2010)

Game 1, NLDS
Struck out 14 in a 1-0, two-hit shutout of the Braves, walking just one


Albert Pujols (2011)

Albert Pujols (2011)

Game 2, World Series
Three HR, 6 RBI in four innings, 14 total bases set World Series record


David Freese (2011)

David Freese (2011)

Game 6, World Series
Tied game in 9th with two-out, two-strike two-run triple, won game in 11th with walk-off, 428-foot HR


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