This day in baseball: The first grand slam

On September 10, 1881, Roger Connor of the Troy Trojans became the first major leaguer to hit a grand slam.  The first baseman’s four-run dinger came in the bottom of the ninth inning with two outs to give the Trojans a 7-4 walk-off victory over the Worcester Ruby Legs.

1888 N403 Yum Yum Tobacco Roger Connor, Redemption Back SGC 60 EX 5.png


5 Comments on “This day in baseball: The first grand slam”

  1. Bill says:

    The Ruby Legs? With a name like that, perhaps the slam was appropriate. Happy birthday!

  2. verdun2 says:

    Beaneaters, Ward’s Wonders, Rudy Legs, Forest City’s
    God, I love old time team names.

  3. wkkortas says:

    Troy left the city to become the New York Giants–given the state of the Mets and their current ownership, and since MLB owes Troy, maybe the Mets should move back to the home of Uncle Sam.

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