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  • #16
    Originally posted by Utter Chaos View Post
    I think this should be correct now.

    September 9, 1881 Roger Connor - 2 outs
    September 24, 1925 Babe Ruth - 1 out (10th inning)
    May 23, 1936 Sammy Byrd - 0 outs
    July 8, 1950 Jack Phillips - 1 out
    June 16, 1952 Bobby Thomson - 0 outs
    July 15, 1952 Eddie Joost - 0 outs
    September 11, 1955 Del Crandall - 2 outs
    May 11, 1956 Danny Kravitz - 0 outs
    July 25, 1956 Roberto Clemente - 0 outs (inside the park!)
    August 31, 1963 Ellis Burton - 2 outs
    August 2, 1970 Tony Taylor - 0 outs
    August 11, 1970 Carl Taylor - 2 outs
    April 22, 1973 Ron Lolich - 2 outs
    May 1, 1979 Roger Freed - 2 outs
    April 13, 1983 Bo Diaz - 2 outs
    August 31, 1984 Buddy Bell - 2 outs
    April 13, 1985 Phil Bradley - 2 outs
    August 29, 1986 Dick Schofield - 2 outs
    June 21, 1988 Alan Trammell - 2 outs
    May 17, 1996 Chris Hoiles - 2 outs (full count)
    July 28, 2001 Brian Giles - 2 outs
    May 17, 2002 Jason Giambi - 1 out (14th inning)
    Hard to believe that in all the MLB games that have been played, only Hoiles has done it with a full count. I know that I did it many, many times with a full count in my backyard as a kid....

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    • #17
      Originally posted by keving7 View Post
      Was Giambi's Grand Slam, the only extra inning walk off GS ever?
      No. Clemente's ended the game also. Here are the details that I researched for my trivia book..........

      Roberto Clemente rallied the Pirates past the Cubs 9-8 on July 25, 1956, by blasting an inside-the-park grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning at Forbes Field. The Cubs had scored seven in the eighth to overcome a four-run Pittsburgh lead and added one in the ninth to make it 8-5, but the Pirates rallied with two walks and a single, bringing Clemente to the plate as the winning run. Chicago brought in Jim Brosnan in relief of Turk Lown and Clemente jumped on his first pitch, sending it to deep left-center field, clearing the bases and tying the game. Pirates’ manager Bobby Bragan attempted to hold Clemente at third with no one out, but Clemente ran through Bragan’s “stop sign” and slid safely into home, just beating a close play at the plate. Clemente is the only player to end a game with an inside-the-park grand slam.
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      • #18
        Originally posted by Brooklyn View Post
        Hard to believe that in all the MLB games that have been played, only Hoiles has done it with a full count. I know that I did it many, many times with a full count in my backyard as a kid....
        Some of those other walk off Grand Slams could have been with a full count but that information generally wasn't available until the last few decades.

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        • #19
          Rick Joseph also hit an extra-inning walkoff slam. He did it on September 16, 1967 with one out in the bottom of the 11th inning off Ron Perranoski. It gave the Phillies an 8-4 win over the Dodgers and was the first homer Joseph would hit. And it came as a pinch-hitter as well.

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          • #20
            Hard to believe that in all the MLB games that have been played, only Hoiles has done it with a full count. I know that I did it many, many times with a full count in my backyard as a kid....
            Sorry to bump an old thread, but...

            I believe Alan Trammell hit his grand slam on a full count in the bottom of the ninth, also. Roger Freed hit his on a full count, but in the 11th inning.
            Last edited by clinikillz; 01-18-2011, 10:14 AM.
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            • #21
              Originally posted by clinikillz View Post
              Sorry to bump an old thread, but...

              I believe Alan Trammell hit his grand slam on a full count in the bottom of the ninth, also. Roger Freed hit his on a full count, but in the 11th inning.
              Some posters do it all the time.

              This is why threads don't get deleted too often around here. Nice additional information.
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              • #22
                Clemente's was the only walk off inside the park grand slam to win the game while trailing by 3 in history andto me that is the ultimate

                never before or after has this been accomplished
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                • #23
                  How about the one that wasn't.
                  It wasn't with 2 outs but does anyone remember the one I'm referring to?

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by WillieMaysHayes View Post
                    How about the one that wasn't.
                    It wasn't with 2 outs but does anyone remember the one I'm referring to?
                    Robin Ventura?
                    "Heck, all I got was a $100 check. I should have kept it and framed it, but I had to eat".

                    Infielder Bob Hegman, when asked if he received a World Series ring for playing one inning of one game with the World
                    Champion 1985 Kansas City Royals.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Spindlebrook View Post
                      Robin Ventura?
                      That wasn't hit down three runs.
                      The one I'm referring to happened against the Yankee's in the '70's.

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                      • #26
                        I was listening that day, too. On the car radio coming home from somewhere with my dad. I'll never forget the way Twin's announcer, legendary Ray Scott, set the scene with that inimitable, minimalist announcing style that was his trademark....

                        Ray Scott : "... bases loaded... bottom of the ninth.... two out... and here comes a gentleman, named Julio Becquer..."
                        Julio took the first pitch for a strike, took the second pitch for a ball. Then he took the third pitch and parked it 10 rows deep in right field.
                        Ray Scott : "The Twins win! The Twins win! "
                        And at that point Twins colour announcer, Halsey Hall, himself already a sports announcing legend around Minnesnowta, chimed in with one of his signature expressions :

                        Halsey Hall : "Holy COW!"

                        I learned a lesson that day I've carried with me every day since for the rest of my life : Never give up. ( or, as Yogi said, "It ain't over 'till it's over!" )

                        Thanks, Mr. Becquer.

                        ( they won the second game of the double-header that day, too ! )
                        Last edited by Kid from Alexandria; 08-04-2012, 03:22 PM. Reason: add one additional factoid

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