The home run power that Kyle Schwarber brings to the plate every at-bat is one of the reasons why the Philadelphia Phillies signed him in the offseason. During the World Series, Schwarber’s power has been on display, and it’s elevated him to a unique place in MLB history.
From the Wild Card to the World Series, Kyle Schwarber’s home run hitting has helped him make history
Throughout his eight-year MLB career, Schwarber has been a part of the postseason with three different teams — the Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, and Philadelphia Phillies. With those three teams, Schwarber has played in 51 postseason games, logging 14 home runs in those contests. That includes five this season in 16 games this season with Philadelphia.
But it’s not just about the number of home runs that Schwarber has hit in the postseason. It’s also when Schwarber has connected on them as well.
As pointed out by u/1st_Prestige on Reddit, with his pair of home runs in the 2022 World Series, Schwarber has now hit a home run in every round of the postseason on both the American and National League sides of the bracket. Whether it’s the AL or NL Wild Card, Division Series, Championship Series, or World Series, Schwarber has sent a ball out of the stadium.
Leading off for the Phillies on Thursday night, Schwarber quickly added to his postseason home run total, sending the crowd at Citizens Bank Park into a frenzy.
While having Bryce Harper in the lineup as the team’s designated hitter has played a huge role in Philadelphia’s success leading up to and in the postseason, Schwarber went 6-for-15 in the NLCS with three home runs against the San Diego Padres to push the Phillies into their first World Series since 2009. Those three home runs gave Schwarber six in his NLCS career, the most of any round in which he has played.
Can Schwarber’s historic power continue to show itself in Games 6 and (potentially) 7 at Minute Maid Park this weekend? Phillies fans are hoping so.