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  • Kid from Alexandria
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    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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  • WillieMaysHayes
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    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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  • Spindlebrook
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    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?

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  • WillieMaysHayes
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    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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  • 9RoyHobbsRF
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    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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  • Captain Cold Nose
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    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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  • clinikillz
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    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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  • Mascott
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    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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  • Utter Chaos
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    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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  • Trivia Guy
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    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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  • Brooklyn
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    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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  • ipitch
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    Originally posted by ElHalo View Post
    First since Babe Ruth did it in, I believe, 1929. Ruth only had one out, though.

    Best part of that grand slam? The game was about to be called due to rain. If it had been one batter later, the Yankees would have just lost. So the ONLY way the Yanks don't lose that game is if Giambi hits the walkoff slam. A two run single, and they lose. A triple, and they tie.
    If the game had been called due to rain before the Yankees completed the bottom of the 14th, the Yankees would not have lost. It would be a suspended game, and they'd have to continue the game at a later date.

    4.10
    (b) If the score is tied after nine completed innings play shall continue until (1) the visiting team has scored more total runs than the home team at the end of a completed inning, or (2) the home team scores the winning run in an uncompleted inning.

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  • johnhans
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    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)
    Wait! Hold it a minute. Add this name. The most patriotic Grand Slam in the modern era!

    Twins Vs White Sox
    July 4th 1961
    1st game of a double header....

    Twins down by two runs....

    Bases Loaded....bottom of the 9th

    3 & 2 count....

    Pinch Hitter comes to the plate....

    Pow!!!!!! Grand Slam Homer to win the game by 2.

    Who was the batter?

    Julio Becquer....

    I know because I listened to it on the radio when I was a kid and never forgot that homer!

    Julio started with the old Senators in 1955.

    Here is the score card link....if it will show up.

    http://tinyurl.com/2p6szx

    Add him! 2 run win is better than 1 run win!!

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  • bluezebra
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    "Ultimate grand slam"

    I thought you were referring to breakfast at Denny's.

    Bob

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  • Utter Chaos
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    Originally posted by HankAaron86
    David Eckstein did it last year against the braves I believe...
    You're correct, on 8/7/2005 against the Braves, Eckstein hit a walk off grand slam but there was only one out and the Cardinals were only down 2 not 3.

    http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/B08070SLN2005.htm

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