On April 19, 1950 — Sid Gordon of the Boston Braves hits the first National League grand slam of the season, as Boston beats the New York Giants, 10 – 6, at the Polo Grounds. Gordon hits 2 homeruns in a 9run 6th inning. Johnny Sain goes the full way for the Braves.

There will be 35 grand slams in the league and 68 in all this year. Both are records but both will later be topped.

 


 

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Boston Braves 10, New York Giants 6

Game Played on Wednesday, April 19, 1950 (D) at Polo Grounds V

BOS N    0  0  0    0  1  9    0  0  0  -  10  9  1
NY  N    0  0  0    0  0  1    1  3  1  -   6 12  1

BOX+PBP
WP: Sain (1-0)
LP: Jones (0-1)
HR: Gordon 2 (2), Thompson (2), Harshman (1), Hartung (1)

Play by Play

 

BRAVES 1ST: Ryan was called out on strikes; Jethroe grounded out
(first unassisted); Marshall grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 1ST: Stanky grounded out (pitcher to first); Lockman
singled to shortstop; Thomson flied out to left; D. Mueller
singled to left [Lockman to third (error by Gordon)]; Thompson
flied out to center; 0 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 0, Giants 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Elliott singled to left; Gordon flied out to left;
Torgeson popped to first in foul territory; Crandall grounded
out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Giants
0.

GIANTS 2ND: Harshman flied out to right; Dark grounded out
(pitcher to first); Westrum popped to catcher in foul territory;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Giants 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Kerr popped to catcher in foul territory; Sain
grounded out (second to first); Ryan grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 3RD: Jones grounded out (shortstop to first); Stanky
singled to left; Lockman flied out to left; Thomson flied out to
left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Giants 0.

BRAVES 4TH: Jethroe grounded out (second to first); Marshall
flied out to center; Elliott flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 4TH: D. Mueller flied out to right; Thompson walked;
Thompson stole second; Harshman popped to shortstop; Dark flied
out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Giants 0.

BRAVES 5TH: Gordon homered; Torgeson walked; Torgeson was caught
stealing second (catcher to second); Crandall popped to first in
foul territory; Kerr tripled to left; Sain grounded out (pitcher
to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Giants 0.

GIANTS 5TH: Westrum walked; Westrum was caught stealing second
(catcher to second); Jones struck out; Stanky singled to center;
Sain balked [Stanky to second]; Lockman singled to first [Stanky
to third]; Thomson flied out to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Braves 1, Giants 0.

BRAVES 6TH: Ryan singled to left; Jethroe forced Ryan (third to
shortstop); Marshall reached on a fielder's choice [Jethroe to
second]; Elliott walked [Jethroe to third, Marshall to second];
Gordon homered [Jethroe scored, Marshall scored, Elliott
scored]; Torgeson walked; HARTUNG REPLACED JONES (PITCHING);
CALDERONE REPLACED WESTRUM (PLAYING C ); Crandall doubled to
left [Torgeson scored, Crandall to third (on throw)]; Debut
game for Sam Calderone; Kerr singled to center [Crandall
scored]; Sain reached on a fielder's choice on a sacrifice bunt
[Kerr to second]; Ryan doubled to left [Kerr scored, Sain to
third]; Jethroe grounded out (pitcher to first); Marshall
singled to left [Sain scored, Ryan scored, Marshall to second
(on throw)]; Elliott flied out to center; 9 R, 6 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Braves 10, Giants 0.

GIANTS 6TH: D. Mueller grounded out (pitcher to first); Thompson
homered; Harshman grounded out (first unassisted); Dark singled
to left; Calderone grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 10, Giants 1.

BRAVES 7TH: Gordon walked; Torgeson grounded into a double play
(first to shortstop) [Gordon out at second]; Crandall struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 10, Giants 1.

GIANTS 7TH: Hartung homered; Stanky popped to first; Lockman
lined to left; Thomson lined to third; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 10, Giants 2.

BRAVES 8TH: Kerr flied out to right; Sain grounded out (pitcher
to first); Ryan reached on an error by Thompson [Ryan out at
second (left to shortstop)]; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 10,
Giants 2.

GIANTS 8TH: D. Mueller singled to right; Thompson walked [D.
Mueller to second]; Harshman homered [D. Mueller scored,
Thompson scored]; Dark grounded out (catcher to first);
Calderone flied out to left; Hartung struck out; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Braves 10, Giants 5.

BRAVES 9TH: Jethroe grounded out (pitcher to first); Marshall
flied out to left; Elliott popped to first in foul territory; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 10, Giants 5.

GIANTS 9TH: Stanky grounded out (pitcher to first); Lockman
singled to left; Thomson flied out to left; D. Mueller doubled
to left [Lockman scored]; Thompson walked; Harshman was called
out on strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 10, Giants 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves          10   9   1    3
 Giants           6  12   1    9