This day in baseball: First AL pinch hit slam

The first pinch hit grand slam in American League history was hit by Marty Kavanaugh on September 24, 1916.  The second baseman’s historic smash wound up being the difference in the game as the Cleveland Indians defeated the Boston Red Sox, 5-3, in Cleveland.

The box score for the game can be found here.

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Dunn Field (Cleveland Memory Project)