On September 19, 1955 — 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.


But Rip Repulski’s 12th-inning homer off Jim Davis proves to be the difference as the Cardinals beat Chicago, 6 – 5.


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