Lou Gehrig set a Major League Baseball record that would stay at the top of Baseball Almanac for 75 years! In 1925, Gehrig hit his first grand slam. Thirteen year laters, the Iron Horse hit his final grand slam—putting his name on the top of the all-time / Top 1000 Grand Slam Hitters .
The MLB grand slam record has since been broken, but Baseball Almanac has dedicated itself to preserving the history of our national pastime, and these twenty-three historic grand slams NEED to be remembered for all eternity.
" Lou 'Iron Horse' Gehrig was quite possibly the best first baseman to ever play at Yankee Stadium. His stunning athletic ability made him an American hero, while his untimely death made him a legend." - The White House
Did you know that eleven of Lou Gehrig's legendary twenty-three grand slams were hit in Yankee Stadium—including the first of his Major League career? Did you know that if you check the box score for all twenty-three grand slams, Lou Gehrig was playing first base in every game? In those box scores you'd also discover he was batting fourth in the lineup during all but five of those games.
The chart above can be used to create AND answer countless trivia questions, including, but not limited to an inning-by-inning Gehrig grand slam analysis:
|Gehrig Grand Slams by Inning|
Lou Gehrig's record for grand slams in a career was broken by Alex Rodriguez , who not sits on top of the Top 1000 Grand Slam Hitters chart. Do you think modern major league pitchers would have thrown to Gehrig with the bases loaded? Answer these questions or ask other similar questions on Baseball Fever , our baseball discussion board.