Category: Grandslam

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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Dave McNally is the first pitcher to hit a grandslam in the World Series

In Game 3 of the Fall Classic played at Memorial Stadium, Dave McNally goes deep with the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth inning off the Reds’ right-hander Wayne Granger, becoming the first pitcher in World Series history to hit a grand slam. The Orioles’ hurler’s offensive output contributes to the Birds’ 9-3 victory over Cincinnati and gives Baltimore a commanding 3-0 game advantage in the seven-game series.

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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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Italian born Reno Bertoia hits Grandslam – the first in history

Detroit third baseman Reno Bertoia’s first-inning grand slam, the first ever hit by an Italian born player, proves to be the difference in the Tigers’ 5-1 victory over Washington at Griffith Stadium. The San Vito al Tagliamento native’s feat will not be equaled by a fellow countryman for another 54 years when Sanremo’s Alex Liddi goes deep with the bases loaded in the Mariners’ 5-3 win over Texas in 2012.

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Rookie Danny Kravitz hits his first career homerun – a walk-off grand slam

Rookie Danny Kravitz will accumulate 10 home runs during his five-year major league career, but he’ll never top this, his first – a walk-off grand slam. It transforms a 3-run deficit into a 6 – 5 victory over Philly for Pittsburgh. It also launches the perennial cellar dwellers on a 16 and 6 tear that will land them, briefly, in first place before the bubble bursts and they revert to type, gradually wending their way back down to the cellar by season’s end.

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With rain pelting down at Ebbets Field, Hack Wilson pounds a 9th-inning pinch-grand slam, the first in Brooklyn Dodgers history, to beat Ad Liska and the Philadelphia Phillies, 8 – 6. The homer is inside-the-park, just the third pinch inside-the-park grand homer in major league history, and the first since 1910.

With rain pelting down at Ebbets Field, Hack Wilson pounds a 9th-inning pinch-grand slam, the first in Brooklyn Dodgers history, to beat Ad Liska and the Philadelphia Phillies, 8 – 6. The homer is inside-the-park, just the third pinch inside-the-park grand homer in major league history, and the first since 1910.

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Roger Connor becomes the first major leaguer to hit a grand slam

At Haymakers’ Grounds, future Hall of Fame first baseman Roger Connor becomes the first major leaguer to hit a grand slam, giving the Troy Trojans a 7-4 walk-off victory over the Worcester Ruby Legs. The 23 year-old Waterbury, CT native’s sayonara slam, a home run which wins a game when a team is down by three runs in the bottom of the final inning, comes with two outs.

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