Category: grand slam

May 11, 1971 In front of a sparse crowd of 2,9…

May 11, 1971

In front of a sparse crowd of 2,992 at Cleveland Stadium, Indians starter Steve Dunning hits a grand slam off A’s right-hander Diego Segui in the bottom of the second inning in Cleveland’s 7-5 victory over Oakland. It will be 37 years before another American League pitcher accomplishes the feat when Felix Hernandez of the Mariners does it against the Mets in 2008.

October 13, 1970 In Game 3 of the World Series, Dave McNally…

October 13, 1970

In Game 3 of the World Series, 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’ pitcher’s offensive output contributes to Baltimore’s 9-3 victory over Cincinnati, and gives them a commanding 3-0 game advantage in the seven-game series.

September 2, 2006 Joining Jeremy Hermida (Marlins, 2005) and…

September 2, 2006

Joining Jeremy Hermida (Marlins, 2005) and Bill Duggleby (Phillies, 1898), Kevin Kouzmanoff becomes the third player in major league history to hit a grand slam in his first career at bat. The Indians’ 25-year-old DH is the first person to accomplish the feat on the first pitch he ever sees in the big leagues.

August 1, 1977 San Francisco’s Willie McCovey hits his 18th…

August 1, 1977

San Francisco’s Willie McCovey hits his 18th career grand slam. The Giants’ superstar’s shot is a record that still leads the National League.

July 6, 1962 Rod Kanehl, appearing as a pinch-hitter, hits the…

July 6, 1962

Rod Kanehl, appearing as a pinch-hitter, hits the first grand slam in Mets history, going deep off Bobby Shantz in the eight inning of the team’s 10-3 victory ov St. Louis at the Polo Grounds. Kanehl’s shot comes in the 79th game of the franchise’s existence.

June 23, 2008 In an inter-league contest against the Mets at…

June 23, 2008

In an inter-league contest against the Mets at Shea Stadium, Mariners’ right-hander Felix Hernandez becomes the first pitcher in the 31-year history of the franchise to hit a home run. The homer, which comes off fellow Venezuela ace Johan Santana, is also the first grand slam hit by an American League pitcher since Steve Dunning of the Indians homered off A’s moundsman Diego Segui in 1971.

May 1, 1901 Herm McFarland hits the first grand slam in American…

May 1, 1901

Herm McFarland hits the first grand slam in American League history, contributing to the White Sox’ 19-9 rout of the Tigers. Detroit commits an AL record 12 errors, 10 in the infield, in the Game.