Something in the Water in
ARLINGTON, TEXAS •
JULY 29, 2003
– Boston Red Sox 3rd baseman Bill Mueller hit not one, but two grand slam home runs on this date in 2003. Mueller went 3 for 5 with 9 Runs Batted In that day, helping the Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers 14-7. Quite an offensive display, but of course the bases have to be loaded both times to have a chance. And, it turns out, it helps to play for the Red Sox. Only 12 players in major league history have hit two grand slams in one game, four of them played for the Boston Red Sox (three of them played for the Baltimore Orioles).
Another ‘what-are-the-odds’ bit of information, only two National Leaguers have hit two grand slams in one game, but one of them was pitcher Tony Cloninger who did it twice in the same inning! (see July 3 story)
Here’s a list of double slammers as compiled by Baseball