Many good hitters have hit two or more home runs in a game, but grand slams? On May 24, 1936, Tony Lazzeri of the New York Yankees did just that, clearing the bases twice for the first time ever in the Major Leagues. Since then, only twelve other players have achieved this feat, making this one of the most amazing and elite hitting feats in the game.
What makes this feat so wonderful, is that it is a team effort. One man may end up with all the glory (and RBIs), but without his teammates getting on, he just has two solo home runs. However, each player who achieved this feat deserves his place in history, as he has overcome the pressure not once but twice in one day to lead his team to victory.
"I always tried to do the best. I knew I couldn't always be the best, but I tried to be." - Baltimore Orioles Right Fielder / Hall of Famer Frank Robinson in Words To Make My Dream Children Live: A Book of African American Quotations (Deirdre Mullane, Anchor Publishing, 01/901/1995, Page 376)
American League Players in Chronological Order
National League Players in Chronological Order
Did you know that Fernando Tatis (picture below) is the ONLY player in Major League history to hit his two grand slams during the same exact inning? Did you know that Bill Mueller is the ONLY player in Major League history to hit his two grand slams during the same game from opposite sides of the plate?
Positional breakdown: one catcher, one pitcher, one shortstop, one second baseman, one left fielder, two first basemen, two right-fielders and four third basemen.
On May 20, 1999 ( Game 1 / Game 2 ), Robin Ventura , who also hit two grand slams during the same game on September 4, 1995 , became the first player in Major League history to hit one grand slam during each end of a double header.