On July 10, 1982, Larry Parrish of the Texas Rangers ties a major league record by clubbing his third grand slam within the span of a week. Parrish’s latest slam lifts the Rangers to a 6-5 win over the Detroit Tigers. Parrish also hit grand slams on July 4th against Oakland and July 7th against Boston In 1968, Detroit’s Jim Northrup also hit three grand slams in a week.
Prior to a pre-season contest in New York, (and exactly one week before Schoolboy Rowe’s official major league debut), the highly touted Tigers pitching prospect launches a batting practice bomb into the Polo Grounds’ center-field bleachers, a feat never before performed since the stadium’s 1923 reconfiguration. It will be more than 15 years—July 18, 1948, to be precise—before Rowe’s feat is finally matched in the course of a game, by Negro Leaguer Luke Easter, and roughly 20—i.e. April 29, 1953—before the first major league version, courtesy of Joe Adcock.
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