Mike Napoli becomes fifth player to homer for four different teams in the playoffs

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During the ALDS, Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin became the fourth player to homer with four different teams in the playoffs. With a solo homer in the fourth inning of Game 3 of the ALCS on Monday evening, Indians first baseman Mike Napoli became the fifth such player. The homer broke a 1-1 tie.

Here’s the list:

  • John Olerud: Blue Jays, Mets, Mariners, Yankees
  • Ron Gant: Braves, Reds, Cardinals, Athletics
  • Reggie Sanders: Reds, Diamondbacks, Giants, Cardinals
  • Russell Martin: Dodgers, Yankees, Pirates, and Blue Jays
  • Mike Napoli: Angels, Rangers, Red Sox, Indians

Napoli was having a quiet postseason entering Monday’s action. He had logged only one double and one single in 18 plate appearances.