Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Can't Predict Baseball: Two Grand Slams To Start Career

The Yankees have become well known over the course of Major League history for their grand slams. For the longest time the man with the most grand slams in Major League history was Lou Gehrig with 23 before another Yankee, Alex Rodriguez, passed the mark in 2013. While the Yankees Horace Clarke never approached crooked numbers like that in the grand slam department he did have a noteworthy mark in grand slam history.

Clarke would hit a grand slam on this day in 1966 in the tenth inning to beat the Kansas City A's 9-5 and give the Yankees a victory. This was Clarke's second career home run and second career grand slam. The Yankees shortstop's first career home run was also a grand slam that he hit in 1965.

I'm not sure if that's a record or even really significant but it's still a pretty incredible stat and it goes to show you that you really cannot predict baseball. Right Suzyn?

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