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Did You Know…

Elmer Smith is the first player in major league history to hit a Grand Slam in the World Series.  During the Fall Classic of 1920, Smith hit a Grand Slam in Game 5 helping his Indians team with the championship.

Did You Know…

The first player in major league history to hit 20 or more home runs in a single season is Ned Williamson.  In 1884, Williamson connected for 27 round-trippers while playing for the Chicago White Stockings.

Happy Anniversary Robin Ventura!!!

Happy Anniversary Robin Ventura!!!

On this day in 1995, Robin Ventura hit two Grand Slams in the same game, becoming just the 8th player in major league history to accomplish the feat.

Here is a closer look at Ventura’s stat line from that very memorable ballgame:

3-for-5 with a walk, 3 runs scored, 8 RBI, and most importantly – A Chicago White Sox victory!!!

Happy Anniversary Mr. Ventura!!

1989 Topps Record Breakers – Card #4 – Andre Dawson

1989 Topps Record Breakers – Card #4 – Andre Dawson

Headline  – “Dawson Logs Double Figures In HR And SB”

The Story – Chicago, IL.  October 2, 1988:  Cubs’ Andre Dawson has attained 10-or-more Home Runs and Stolen Bases for the 12th consecutive season, a major league record.  The former mark of 11 straight campaigns was set by Bobby Bonds from 1960 through 1979.