Posted: August 20, 2013 Filed under: 20th Century, This day in baseball | Tags: Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, Buck Ross, history, Lou Gehrig, Major League Baseball, MLB, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Athletics, sports
On August 20, 1938, Lou Gehrig hit a grand slam in the first inning against Philadelphia’s Buck Ross. It was the twenty-third, and final, grand slam of the Iron Horse’s career, which extended his career Major League record. The Yankees went on to defeat the Athletics 11-3. The record has since been broken by Alex Rodriguez, with 25 grand slams.
Portrait of New York Yankees first baseman, Lou Gehrig (1903 – 1941), seated with three baseball bats over his shoulder, circa 1930s. (Photo by Pictorial Parade/Getty Images)