Chase Utley may have eclipsed Boog Powell's record for consecutive postseason games reaching base, but there are still a few Orioles greats in the October (and November, I suppose) record books. When Utley hit his sixth and seventh career World Series home runs last night, he set another mark. He's now got the most round-trippers by a second baseman in the history of the Fall Classic. Baseball-Reference.com blogger Raphy posted a list of the all-time World Series home run leaders at each position. Among the rolls were pitcher Dave McNally, whose two longballs tied him with Cardinals ace Bob Gibson, and right fielder Frank Robinson, who hit seven of his eight World Series home runs in an O's uniform.
In case you're wondering about the record for World Series home runs by a catcher, Yogi Berra hit nine in 75 games across 14 series. It was awfully nice of him to keep the seat warm for Matt Wieters, who should be ready for his coronation in another year or two.