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viagracat
07-18-2006, 12:41 PM
Interesting article in the Trib today put the Mets' amazing inning Sunday in perspective:

In the history of MLB, there have been only seven times when a team hit two grand-slams in one inning. The Cubs did it in 1890, but it didn't happen again until 1960 when Minnesota achieved the feat. Until Sunday, the last time that happened was in 1999, when Fernando Tatis of the Cardinals became the first player to hit two grannies in one inning.

This translates to one such occurance every 241,653 innings, or once every 26,850 games. It had never occurred before in the 90+ year history of Wrigley Field.

Such an occurance is rarer than all of the following:

No-hitters: 212 have occurred
Hitting for the cycle: 270 times
Player stealing second, third & home in the same inning: 48 times
Unassisted triple play: 12 times
Player hitting four homers ina game: 15 times
Perfect game: 17 times
Pitcher striking out four batters in an inning: 46 times
Triple Crown winner: 16 times
Player getting six hits in a game: 61 times

More: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/chi-0607180015jul18,1,4054036.story?coll=chi-sportsnew-hed

GregoryEtc
07-18-2006, 12:53 PM
My 6-year old and I were watching that game, enjoying watching the horrible cubs. That fly ball into the bermuda triangle in center field in the first inning was brilliant!

When the second granny happened, I told him that he may never see anything like that again. I love this game!

PKalltheway
07-18-2006, 04:38 PM
Interesting article in the Trib today put the Mets' amazing inning Sunday in perspective:

In the history of MLB, there have been only seven times when a team hit two grand-slams in one inning. The Cubs did it in 1890, but it didn't happen again until 1960 when Minnesota achieved the feat. Until Sunday, the last time that happened was in 1999, when Fernando Tatis of the Cardinals became the first player to hit two grannies in one inning.

This translates to one such occurance every 241,653 innings, or once every 26,850 games. It had never occurred before in the 90+ year history of Wrigley Field.

Such an occurance is rarer than all of the following:

No-hitters: 212 have occurred
Hitting for the cycle: 270 times
Player stealing second, third & home in the same inning: 48 times
Unassisted triple play: 12 times
Player hitting four homers ina game: 15 times
Perfect game: 17 times
Pitcher striking out four batters in an inning: 46 times
Triple Crown winner: 16 times
Player getting six hits in a game: 61 times

More: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/chi-0607180015jul18,1,4054036.story?coll=chi-sportsnew-hed
Wow, great information!:thumbsup: I always thought that the rarest feat in baseball was the unassisted triple play, but reading this made me change my mind!:cool:

EDIT: I just thought of one that tops two grand slams in one inning. Two triple plays turned in the same game! Minnesota did it to Boston in 1990! I think the Twins actually lost that game too!

TDog
07-18-2006, 04:46 PM
..., but it didn't happen again until 1960 when Minnesota achieved the feat. ...

That may be a typo. The Minnesota Twins, Minnesota's only MLB team, began play in 1961 with a team that had been the 1960 Washington Senators.

The Twins in the 1960s had some sluggers, though. I'm not so sure they should have moved the team.

Fenway
07-18-2006, 04:48 PM
EDIT: I just thought of one that tops two grand slams in one inning. Two triple plays turned in the same game! Minnesota did to Boston in 1990! I think the Twins actually lost that game too!

I was at that game and I remember thinking 5-4-3 just like the first one. Yes the Twins DID lose that game 1-0

boxscore
http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/B07170BOS1990.htm

Deebs14
07-18-2006, 04:50 PM
Fernando Tatis

What the **** happened to that guy?

PKalltheway
07-18-2006, 04:53 PM
I was at that game and I remember thinking 5-4-3 just like the first one. Yes the Twins DID lose that game 1-0

boxscore
http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/B07170BOS1990.htm
Wow, you were actually there! What was more impressive though: Boston finding a way to win despite hitting into two triple plays, or the Twins losing despite turning two triple plays?

JohnBasedowYoda
07-18-2006, 04:59 PM
The Trib finally has something interesting in it :mg:

Fenway
07-18-2006, 05:00 PM
The Twins in the 1960s had some sluggers, though. I'm not so sure they should have moved the team.

The reason the Senators moved is explained here and it is something that would not be allowed today. Also back in 1960 Washington pretty much closed down for the summer as most government buildings didn't have AC and DC is brutal in the summer.

http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/ballplayers/S/Senators_Washington.stm

Fenway
07-18-2006, 05:03 PM
Wow, you were actually there! What was more impressive though: Boston finding a way to win despite hitting into two triple plays, or the Twins losing despite turning two triple plays?

A little of both actually and the fact that the final score was 1-0. The second triple play was like looking at a replay of the first one and the crowds reaction was more laughter than anything else.

TDog
07-18-2006, 05:21 PM
The reason the Senators moved is explained here and it is something that would not be allowed today. Also back in 1960 Washington pretty much closed down for the summer as most government buildings didn't have AC and DC is brutal in the summer.

http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/ballplayers/S/Senators_Washington.stm

I remember reading a story in the 1970s about a statement Calvin Griffith made at a banquet about moving the team to the Minnesota because there were so few black people there. I remember a bit of outrage, but I also remember thinking there wasn't enough outrage.

cheeses_h_rice
07-18-2006, 05:48 PM
http://www.sitcomsonline.com/photopost/data/715/14261JJ.jpg

Too damn rare when the "Cubbies" are batting!

SouthSide_HitMen
07-18-2006, 05:51 PM
I have it well documented on my scorecard. :cool:

#4: -8
#15: reached on E-4
#21: 1B
#5: 1B
#30 Cliff Floyd: Grand Slam
#22: BB
#11: reached on E-4
#10 (PH): 1B
#18: 1B
#4: FC 5-2
#15 Carlos Beltran: Grand Slam
#21: 1B
#5: HR

Left the game after Wrigley was trashed yet again.

Keep the ticket stubs!

PalehosePlanet
07-19-2006, 11:00 AM
Both of Fernando Tatis grannies were hit off of Chan Ho Park (W/Dodgers at the time). I'm guessing that he would be the only pitcher to give up 2 grannies in the same inning.

KMKsuburbannoise
07-19-2006, 11:07 AM
good information. wish i had watched that game.