Autograph Of The Week: Robin Ventura

On September 4, 1995, Robin Ventura hit two grand slams during the same game - an event which had taken place only seven times before.

However, we chose Ventura as our Autograph of the Week because he hit two grand slams on May 20, 1999 - one in each end of a doubleheader. In a day and era when doubleheaders are not as common as yesteryear it is significant to note that this was the first time in either league where a player hit a grand slam in both games of a doubleheader.

"Robin (Ventura) might tell you he's not a home run hitter, but in batting practice, it's nothing for him to hit one over the center field wall. It's all about timing and weight shift and bat-speed. Robin is blessed with all that. Remember, this is a guy who hit in 58 straight games in college. I don't care what league you're talking about, that's still two more than Joe DiMaggio." - Mets Manager Bobby Valentine
Autograph of the Week

3rd Week of May Recipient

Robin Ventura Autograph

Card
1991 Score

Card Number
320

Pen
Black Sharpie

Notes
"Walking" signature.



Do you remember who the previous Major League players were with two grand slams during the same game ? If not, follow the link as Baseball Almanac has put together a page dedicated to this slugging milestone!

Events surrounding the September 4, 1995, game can be reviewed by examining the box score .

Did you know that Robin Ventura hit his first Major League home run on April 18, 1990 at Comiskey Park versus Roger Clemens of the Boston Red Sox?

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