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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The First Grand Slam

There is no bronze plaque or anything to designate that herein lies the spot where Roger Connor became the first player to hit a grand slam in Major League Baseball history on Sept. 10, 1881, for the National League Troy Trojans in a game against the Worcester Ruby Legs.

“Connor’s grand slam was the first in MLB history,” John Thorn, official historian of Major League Baseball, confirmed in an email.

deadpilgrims Posted: March 20, 2019 at 12:06 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: March 20, 2019 at 08:31 PM (#5824153)
There were 207 home runs hit in the NL from 1876-1880. Without play by play accounts from those years, it’s tough to confirm that none of them came with the bases loaded.
   2. Cblau Posted: March 20, 2019 at 09:27 PM (#5824170)
Fortunately, John Tattersall and Bob McConnell have done the leg work for us; Baseball-Reference.com has their HR Log datums.
   3. Rusty Priske Posted: March 21, 2019 at 10:03 AM (#5824219)
"There is no way to tell who hit the first ever grand slam."

"actually we have gone through all the data and know definitively..."

"Just no way to tell."
   4. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: March 21, 2019 at 11:13 AM (#5824247)
This is a great story. Just the facts that it took place not at their normal stadium, because heavy rain had made it unplayable, so it was at a stadium on some magnate's private island, and it was late in the season so only 100 people were there... great details.
   5. Hysterical & Useless Posted: March 21, 2019 at 05:07 PM (#5824418)
late in the season so only 100 people were there... great details


Yeah, but how many of those are around to confirm those details? Seems awfully convenient that they all just "happen" to be dead.

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