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Watch A Minor Leaguer Hit A Rare Inside-The-Park Grand Slam

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.

  • http://twitter.com/bobaagard Bob Aagard

    I was at this game (and the one the night before that also had a first-inning grand slam).  The first seven batters of the game:

    ground out
    ground out
    walk (which scored a run)
    inside the park grand slam.

    The Tacoma starting pitcher faced 3 batters in the second, walking all of them.  He finished with 1IP and 7 walks.  

    At one point, the Bees had scored 8 runs on two hits,  and both hits were HR.

  • 5thYearFreshman

    Seems like that should’ve been an error

  • UGA

    It cant be an error when he never touched the ball. If he tried to catch it and dropped it then it would be an error.

  • Anonymous

    Man.. I’m from Tacoma, this is pretty humiliating.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NKZSJT75DA5KNTWZ3VG74YKBPI Mike

    Would be logical, but baseball isn’t always logical. It’s not an error because he didn’t touch it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Vincent-Chang/1195015365 Vincent Chang

    dave rader.  the catcher for the giants back in the 70s.   He hit one to right field,  he was slow,  but made it around for an inside the park homer.   that play seemed to last forever.   where are you now . dave rader?  

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