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Dodgers World Series: Justin Turner Breaks 2 Records With 1 Swing

JT stands alone in these 2 records.



The Dodgers could not have imagined that they would ever reach this point when they signed Justin Turner to a minor league contract. Cut loose by the Mets, Los Angeles gave JT a chance to make the team as a bench player way back in 2014. 

Fast forward to 2020 and Turner is now one of the Dodgers best hitters of all-time in the postseason. His home run on Saturday night off of Ryan Yarborough broke 2 records. The first was the franchise playoff home run record of 12, which he had shared with Duke Snider after his home run last night. 

The other record is a little more niche for JT. With his 1st inning homerun last night and the one he hit Saturday, he is the only player in World Series history to start the scoring off with a homer in back-to-back 1st inning. It’s a really weird record, but one the Dodgers will take nonetheless. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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