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.
5 thoughts on “This day in baseball: The first grand slam”
The Ruby Legs? With a name like that, perhaps the slam was appropriate. Happy birthday!
Perhaps. Thank you very much!
Beaneaters, Ward’s Wonders, Rudy Legs, Forest City’s
God, I love old time team names.
They’re a lot more fun than today’s team names, aren’t they? Much more creative.
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.