On Tuesday we commemorated the 20th anniversary of the game in which Fernando Tatis, Sr., hit two grand slams in one inning – which is pretty monumental. But how many players have even hit two in one game?
Only thirteen – and the last time it was done was ten years ago when Josh Willingham hit a grand slam in both the 5th and 6th innings for the Nationals. Perhaps more importantly (at least if you’re an O’s fan), how many Orioles have hit two grand slams in one game? Three: Jim Gentile in 1961, Frank Robinson in 1970, and Chris Hoiles in 1998. Thanks to the Baseball Almanac, the complete list appears below.
|Tony Lazzeri||New York||5/24/1936||2nd and 5th|
|Jim Tabor||Boston||7/4/1939||3rd and 6th|
|Rudy York||Boston||7/27/1946||2nd and 5th|
|Jim Gentile||Baltimore||5/9/1961||1st and 2nd|
|Tony Cloninger||Atlanta||7/3/1966||1st and 4th|
|Jim Northrup||Detroit||6/24/1968||5th and 6th|
|Frank Robinson||Baltimore||6/26/1970||5th and 6th|
|Robin Ventura||Chicago||9/4/1995||4th and 5th|
|Chris Hoiles||Baltimore||8/14/1998||3rd and 8th|
|Fernando Tatis||St. Louis||4/23/1999||3rd and 3rd|
|Nomar Garciaparra||Boston||5/10/1999||1st and 8th|
|Bill Mueller||Boston||7/29/2003||7th and 8th|
|Josh Willingham||Washington||7/27/2009||5th and 6th|