This day in baseball: Lazzeri’s grand slam game

On May 24, 1936, Yankees second baseman Tony Lazzeri became the first player in major league history to hit two grand slams in a single game.  Even more astonishing, Lazzeri went on to hit a third home run in the game, en route to establishing an American League record of 11 RBIs in a single contest.  The Yankees soundly defeated the Philadelphia Athletics, 25-2.

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Tony Lazzeri (City of Toronto Archives)



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