Category: Grand Slam

Brandon Crawford becomes the first shortstop to hit a postseason grand slam

Brandon Crawford becomes the first shortstop to hit a postseason grand slam when he clears the bases in the fourth inning of the winner-take-all National League Wild Card Game, an 8-0 Giants’ victory over the Pirates. Crawfords blast quiets the very enthusiastic PNC Park crowd, who has been a valuable asset to the home team during the season. Madison Bumgarner pitches a complete game, four-hit shutout while Edinson Volquez is tagged with the loss.

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Yankee designated hitter Alex Rodriguez establishes a major league record with his 24th career grand slam, going deep off George Kontos in the team’s 5-1 victory over the Giants in the Bronx. The two-out seventh-inning bases-loaded round tripper surpasses the mark established in 1938 by fellow Bronx Bomber Lou Gehrig.

Yankee designated hitter Alex Rodriguez establishes a major league record with his 24th career grand slam, going deep off George Kontos in the team’s 5-1 victory over the Giants in the Bronx. The two-out seventh-inning bases-loaded round tripper surpasses the mark established in 1938 by fellow Bronx Bomber Lou Gehrig.

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In a battle of National League wild card contenders at Coors Field, Colorado defeats San Francisco, 6 – 4, in 14 innings on a grand slam by Ryan Spilborghs. The score is tied 1 – 1 until the 14th, when the Giants score three on a two-run triple by Eugenio Velez and a groundout by Juan Uribe. But the Rocks rally off Brandon Medders and Justin Miller, who walks P Adam Eaton with the bases loaded to make it 4 – 2. Merkin Valdez then comes in to face Spilborghs and is greeted by the game-ending blast. The Rockies also announce today the signing of former MVP Jason Giambi, who was recently released by the Oakland A’s.

2009 – In a battle of National League wild card contenders at Coors Field, Colorado defeats San Francisco, 6 – 4, in 14 innings on a grand slam by Ryan Spilborghs. The score is tied 1 – 1 until the 14th, when the Giants score three on a two-run triple by Eugenio Velez and a groundout by Juan Uribe. But the Rocks rally off Brandon Medders and Justin Miller, who walks P Adam Eaton with the bases loaded to make it 4 – 2. Merkin Valdez then comes in to face Spilborghs and is greeted by the game-ending blast. The Rockies also announce today the signing of former MVP Jason Giambi, who was recently released by the Oakland A’s.

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1980 – On Opening Day at County Stadium, Sixto Lezcano hits a grand slam off Dick Drago with two outs in the 9th inning, to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 9 – 5 victory over the Boston Red Sox. Lezcano also opened the 1978 season with a grand slam, becoming the first player in major league history to do it twice on Opening Day.

1980 – On Opening Day at County Stadium, Sixto Lezcano hits a grand slam off Dick Drago with two outs in the 9th inning, to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 9 – 5 victory over the Boston Red Sox. Lezcano also opened the 1978 season with a grand slam, becoming the first player in major league history to do it twice on Opening Day.

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Gil Hodges hits his 14th career grand slam in the Dodgers’ 10-1 victory over Milwaukee at LA Memorial Coliseum. The first baseman’s bases-full round-tripper establishes a new National League record, but is far fewer than Lou Gehrig’s major league mark of 23.

Gil Hodges hits his 14th career grand slam in the Dodgers’ 10-1 victory over Milwaukee at LA Memorial Coliseum. The first baseman’s bases-full round-tripper establishes a new National League record, but is far fewer than Lou Gehrig’s major league mark of 23.

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Ernie Banks sets grand slam record with his 5th of the season

Ernie Banks, in a 6-5 Cubs’ extra-inning loss to the Cardinals, hits his fifth grand slam of the season to establish a new major league mark, previously shared with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, among the others who also connected four times with bases full. The Chicago infielder hits his historic four-run homer off 19 year-old flamethrower Lindy McDaniel, making his first major league first start after receiving a $50,000 bonus.

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