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  • Joe Myszek
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    Originally posted by lacascada View Post
    Mel Stottlemeyer??? Wow.
    Great list. More impressive than Robin Ventura, which I wouldn't have believed if I didn't see it.
    I was at the game when Mel Stottlemyre hit his inside-the-park GS. I think it was July 20, 1965. Yanks beat the Red Sox, 6-3, at Yankee Stadium. He hit a rocket deep into Death Valley in the old Yankee Stadium. Carl Yastrzemski chased it down and fired the ball to the cutoff man (possibly Rico Petrocelli), but the throw to the plate was an eyelash late, and Mel beat the throw with a great slide. Great day for an eleven-year-old! Great day for Mel and a perfect memory of Yaz, whose refusal to quit on the ball made it a close play.
    Last edited by Joe Myszek; 08-31-2014, 03:17 PM. Reason: misspelled word

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  • csh19792001
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    Can anyone update this?

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  • Zito75
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    Originally posted by catbox_9 View Post
    I once saw an Indian bunt for a "home run". I don't remember who it was but I was watching a game on TV he had a sacrifice to someboy who overthrew the first basemen. The first basemen overthrew the second basemen and an outfielder overthrew the third basemen. That probably happens often enough but it was still fun to watch.
    This happened this past Saturday in Arizona. The Angel's Aybar bunted to the pitcher who promptly threw the ball into RF. Upton picked it up and chucked it over 3B- way over. Aybar scored easily on the "Little League Home Run."

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  • Seattle1
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    Originally posted by Zito75 View Post
    It's been a while since it's been done, looks like we're due.

    I'll put down $20 on Curtis Granderson.
    Or Carl Crawford or Ichiro too.

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  • josh24
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    Jim Tabor is the only player to hit an ITPGS and a "normal"(outside the park) grand slam in the same game!

    http://www.baseball-almanac.com/feats/feats11.shtml

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  • NJMetfan4life
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    i Remember Jose Reyes hitting a real inside the park home run with two men on base last season.(2006)

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  • Zito75
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    It's been a while since it's been done, looks like we're due.

    I'll put down $20 on Curtis Granderson.

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  • jsfreeman3
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    I was at the game when Mel Stottlemyre hit his. Remember, he was a pitcher.

    The scene at the plate was funny: the three other base runners were giving Mel instructions: one was signalling slide, one to stand up, and one to go back to third. Mel slid.

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  • utterchaos jr.
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    WOW1

    Lost of numbers
    Didn't know there were even that many inside-the-parkers!
    Let alone inside-the-park grand slams!

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  • catbox_9
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    They don't call an inside the park home run the most exciting play in baseball for nothing. When it's a grand slam that makes it even better. It doesn't suprise me that Sean Casey didn't make the above list....although he's on the (I'd assume short) list of players to be put out 5-7-3.

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  • Knick9
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    Personally, I believe that Inside the Park Grand Slams can be a very exciting twist to a ballgame. Scoring 4 runs the hard way is probably the hardest accheivement a batter can possibly pull off. If a baseball movie ended in such a way, I'd be willing to rate that movie four stars. I'm just saying.

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  • catbox_9
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    Originally posted by Lancer97
    I could be wrong, but my understanding of a "little league HR" is rounding all the bases because the defense just kept making error after error.. such as you might expect from the defense in a little league game.
    I once saw an Indian bunt for a "home run". I don't remember who it was but I was watching a game on TV he had a sacrifice to someboy who overthrew the first basemen. The first basemen overthrew the second basemen and an outfielder overthrew the third basemen. That probably happens often enough but it was still fun to watch.

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  • Utter Chaos
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    Originally posted by cowboy15
    i was very surprised to find the list was so long. ive just got one question, were these legitamate in-the-park-homeruns with no errors or was definsive folleys? either way it still requires blinding speed i was just curious
    These are legitimate home runs. If an error was involved it wouldn't have been scored a home run. By looking at some of the names on the list, blinding speed is not a requirement. Just about all inside the park home runs in the last 80 years can be attributed to two methods. 1) Outfielders collide while going after the ball and can't get up and 2) outfielder runs in and tries a shoe string catch and the ball skips past him. Of course there are other ways to get an ISPHR but the majority of them fall under these two categories.

    Clemente's ISPGS was a walk off in the bottom of the 9th to help the Pirates beat the Cubs 9 to 8. Actually I guess it should be called a "run off".

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  • sea-townbball
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    Soho In-The-Park GS

    flash143817 , you're absolutly right. Although there were a few errors on behalf of the Angels so it wasn't counted as a homer (a double I think...).
    As a huge Seattle fan I was watching it on TV and because it was quite a pivotal game I was on my feet for that one!

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  • flash143817
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    I could have sworn that Luis Soho hit one for the Mariners against the Angels in the one-game playoff that decided the division champion and playoff team that year.

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