Hitting for the cycle. Pitching a perfect game. Hitting two homers in one inning. The list of rare baseball feats is one even casual fans recognize, but none combines a scoring explosion with freak occurrence like the inside-the-park grand slam.
It’s happened an estimated 41 times in Major League Baseball (the last on opening day 2009), and it happened last night in Salt Lake City as Jeremy Moore of the Pacific Coast League’s Salt Lake Bees legged one out in the first inning of the Bees’ 10-2 win over the Tacoma Rainiers:
It was the first inside-the-park grand slam in minor league baseball since April 18, 2009 when the Sacramento River Cats’ Sean Doolittle hit one against… those same Tacoma Rainiers.