Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher

Syndicate

Fernando Tatis, Jr. Newsbeat

Friday, April 24, 2020

Today in Baseball History: Fernando Tatís hits two grand slams in one inning

Fernando Tatís spent parts of 11 seasons in the major leagues, playing for the Rangers, Cardinals, Expos, Orioles, and Mets. In nearly 3,500 plate appearances, he hit .265/.344/.442 with 113 home runs and 448 RBI. It was a fine, fine, career.

He’ll probably be remembered most for two things, though: (1) being the father of Fernando Tatís Jr., who in less than one full major league season already looks like he’ll be a massive, massive superstar; and (2) the time on April 23, 1999 he hit two grand slams in a single inning.

The feat had, needless to say, never happened before. Indeed, up to that date, only four teams had ever hit two grand slams in an inning: the 1969 Houston Astros, 1986 Baltimore Orioles, 1980 Milwaukee Brewers, and the 1962 Minnesota Twins.

But, yep, it really happened

QLE Posted: April 24, 2020 at 12:40 AM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: fernando tatis, grand slam, history

 

 

BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
The Piehole of David Wells
for his generous support.

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogRon Roenicke let go as Boston Red Sox manager; team will begin search immediately
(21 - 12:19am, Sep 29)
Last: Ron J

NewsblogOT - NBA Bubble Thread
(3199 - 11:59pm, Sep 28)
Last: aberg

NewsblogMLB rookie status for 2020 amended
(4 - 11:33pm, Sep 28)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogEmpty Stadium Sports Will Be Really Weird
(9760 - 10:10pm, Sep 28)
Last: ramifications of an exciting 57i66135

NewsblogMLB playoffs: Bracket, dates, neutral-site bubbles, everything else to know about 2020 baseball postseason
(42 - 9:38pm, Sep 28)
Last: Ziggy: social distancing since 1980

Sox TherapyMeet the 2021 Boston Red Sox - Position Players
(7 - 9:23pm, Sep 28)
Last: karlmagnus

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 9-28-2020
(10 - 8:17pm, Sep 28)
Last: Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network)

NewsblogFormer San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence announces retirement, ending 14-year MLB career
(20 - 7:19pm, Sep 28)
Last: Ziggy: social distancing since 1980

NewsblogLos Angeles Angels fire GM Billy Eppler after five seasons
(23 - 6:24pm, Sep 28)
Last: The Gary DiSarcina Fan Club (JAHV)

NewsblogOT - Soccer Thread - Brave New World
(239 - 4:56pm, Sep 28)
Last: The Marksist

NewsblogWaPo: If baseball keeps these grotesque expanded playoffs, it will have lost its soul
(33 - 4:11pm, Sep 28)
Last: Ron J

Gonfalon Cubs60 Second Season Preview
(84 - 1:01pm, Sep 28)
Last: McCoy

Sox TherapyParty Like It's 1975
(17 - 11:27am, Sep 28)
Last: Jose Needs an Absurd Ukulele Concert

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1931 Ballot
(6 - 9:44am, Sep 28)
Last: DL from MN

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1931 Discussion
(8 - 9:43am, Sep 28)
Last: DL from MN

Page rendered in 1.0311 seconds
46 querie(s) executed