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SeeinRed
04-11-2006, 04:07 PM
After Edwin's grandslam, I got to thinking, what are some of the most memorable grandslams that you can remember? The one that sticks in my mind was Barry Larkins 1st career grandslam. I'm only 20 years old, so I can't remember that far back. I also remember Robin Jennings (if that was the name of the guy I'm thinking of) first home run was a grandslam wasn't it? (what ever happened to him? He had such a sweet swing.) My memory is understandably shaky right now as it is crammed with info from the pharmacy program at UC (rough stuff). What are some of your favorites?

TeamBoone
04-12-2006, 12:08 AM
Barry's first was definitely mine.

I love them all when the Reds are hitting them, but I was soooooo happy for Barry... as was he. I saved the picture from the online Enquirer, and the excitement on his face is priceless.

It was a long time coming, and I was fortunate enough to see it in person.

reds44
04-12-2006, 12:13 AM
The thing that Edwin's reminded me of was Felipe's last year. It was an April game at Wrigley, and hopefully this springboards EE like it did Felipe.

HotCorner
04-12-2006, 12:13 AM
I got to see Austin's first grand slam. Pretty cool.

KronoRed
04-12-2006, 12:15 AM
Larkin's, first of his career and all that.

medford
04-12-2006, 12:23 AM
How about Eric Davis' 2 grandslam in 1 series at the Phillies I believe (or was it 3 in a week or something like that) Man I loved to watch him play.

I'll always remember Glen Braggs 1st inning grandslam against the Braves as the 4th batter of the game, as I had just got to my seats that day when he knocked it out.

Of course Barry's was something special, but you had to be a red fan to appreciate it, which means most of this board appreciates it.

RedsMan3203
04-12-2006, 12:34 AM
Only Grand Slam i've seen in person was the one Joe Randa hit the 2nd game of the year last year.

Now that was crazy fun.....

TeamBoone
04-12-2006, 12:51 AM
Here's the pic!

KronoRed
04-12-2006, 12:52 AM
Thanks TB..that was a good game :D

Caseyfan21
04-12-2006, 12:54 AM
Here's the pic!

Awesome, Awesome moment. I was also there and saw it in person. Larkin was always my favorite player and I always seemed to see a lot of his career milestones - 1st GS, 2,000th hit, etc.

Another memorable one was the game where the Reds hit 2 GS's in the same game back about 4-5 years ago. I was at that one as well. I think Pete Harnisch started and hit a homer in the game as well. Eddie Taubensee and Aaron Boone are who I'm thinking hit the GS's but I'm not positive. I want to say the game was around August but it's slipping my mind right now.

guttle11
04-12-2006, 12:57 AM
I seem to remember being at a game when Eddie Taubensee hit a Slam into the yellow seats. Did this really happen, or am I mistaken?

Caseyfan21
04-12-2006, 01:00 AM
I did a little digging on the 2 grand slam game. Here's a link to the Enquirer story on it:

http://reds.enquirer.com/1999/08/22/red_reds_9_expos_2.html

The two players were Eddie Taubensee and Aaron Boone. The starting pitcher was Juan Guzman (I think I mixed up this game with another where I sat in similar seats and saw Harnisch hit a homer). The date of the game was August 21, 1999.

Funny to read that article and see Vlad Guerrero and Michael Barrett still with the Expos among others. Also fun to read about all the players from that 1999 team, probably my favorite year following the Reds.

redssouth
04-12-2006, 01:28 AM
I think my favorite was the Mark Lewis grand salomi against the dodgers in the last playoff victory in Cincy. That was in 95 I believe, and after taking two in LA, we came back to Cincy and demolished the hated Blue. The stadium was alive with energy that night, Hideo Nomo was starting for the dodgers, and the Reds just mashed the ball all night. I can still remember leaving the stadium yelling "we want the braves"... hindsight being 20/20, no we didnt. Oh well, still a special night for me in the stadium, and that was just the nail in the coffin that sent us into celebration mode.

Nugget
04-12-2006, 04:10 AM
Here's something for STATS Inc. to look up. Do the REDS have the record for the most 3B to hit grandslams?

Ron Madden
04-12-2006, 04:19 AM
I'll always remember Hal Kings grand slam vs, the Dodgers.

OnBaseMachine
04-12-2006, 08:09 AM
I did a little digging on the 2 grand slam game. Here's a link to the Enquirer story on it:

http://reds.enquirer.com/1999/08/22/red_reds_9_expos_2.html

The two players were Eddie Taubensee and Aaron Boone. The starting pitcher was Juan Guzman (I think I mixed up this game with another where I sat in similar seats and saw Harnisch hit a homer). The date of the game was August 21, 1999.

Funny to read that article and see Vlad Guerrero and Michael Barrett still with the Expos among others. Also fun to read about all the players from that 1999 team, probably my favorite year following the Reds.

I was in town for that whole series. What an awesome game(and year) that was. Those two grand slams along with Larkin's first career GS rank a top my list as the most memorable.

RedFanAlways1966
04-12-2006, 08:51 AM
REDS Grand Slams Since 2003

2003
5-26 @ Atlanta: A. Dunn (PH), REDS win 7-6 in 11 inn..
6-11 @ Tampa: K. Stinnett, REDS win 7-6.
7-21 vs. Milw.: R. Branyan (PH), REDS win 11-2.
8-9 @ San Diego: R. Taylor, REDS win 9-5.

2004
6-13 @ Cleve.: W. Mo Pena, REDS lose 10-8.
6-25 vs. Pitt.: W. Mo Pena, REDS win 6-4.
7-28 vs. St. L: B. Larkin, REDS lose 11-10.
9-11 vs. Milw.: A. Dunn, REDS win 9-0.

2005
4-6 vs. NYMets: J. Randa, REDS win 9-5.
4-27 @ Cubs: F. Lopez, REDS win 8-7.
6-11 vs. Balt.: F. Lopez, REDS win 10-1.
7-9 @ Ariz.: A. Dunn, REDS win 6-2.
7-17 vs. Colo.: J. Valentin, REDS win 9-4. (Javier w/ a 3R HR & GS, 7 RBIs)
7-31 @ San Diego: A Dunn, REDS win 7-1.
9-4 @ Atlanta: J. LaRue (PH), REDS win 8-3 in 12 inn..

redsmetz
04-12-2006, 09:22 AM
I pulled this up from baseballLibrary.com:


May 13, 1980: Ray Knight breaks out of an 0-for-15 slump by homering twice in the 5th inning of a 154 win over the Mets. He is the first Red ever to hit two home runs in one inning.

May 15, 1980: In Cincinnati, Ray Knight has two homers, including a grand slam, as the Reds whip the Mets, 154.

I just checked Retrosheet.com and they mistakenly list the same game under two dates. The actual game was the May 13th date.

When I was dating my wife she was living with her sister and brother-in-law. I was over helping her paint a room for her nephew who would be born later that month. We were listening to the Reds game (you got to love a relationship like that where you can just hang out, paint and listen to the ballgame - I knew I had the right one!) and Knight smacked two home runs. We were absolutely dumbfounded.

From Retrosheet:


HR: Knight 2 (5,5th inning off Bomback 0 on, 0 out,5th inning off Glynn 3 on,
2 out); Griffey (2,5th inning off Bomback 2 on, 1 out); Collins (1,6th
inning off Hausman 0 on, 1 out).

In case you're not looking closely, Griffey Sr. also homered in that inning. Again from Retrosheet.com, the 5th inning Play by Play:


REDS 5TH: BOMBACK REPLACED NORMAN (PITCHING); Knight homered;
Kennedy grounded out (shortstop to first); AUERBACH BATTED FOR
PASTORE; Auerbach singled to center; Collins singled to center
[Auerbach to second]; Griffey homered [Auerbach scored, Collins
scored]; Concepcion singled to center; Foster walked [Concepcion
to second]; GLYNN REPLACED BOMBACK (PITCHING); Driessen made an
out to center; Bench walked [Concepcion to third, Foster to
second]; Knight homered [Concepcion scored, Foster scored, Bench
scored]; Kennedy grounded out (shortstop to first); 8 R, 6 H, 0
E, 0 LOB. Mets 4, Reds 14.

So Junior Kennedy also had the distinction of making the 1st and last out in the inning. And lot of "blast from the past" names there. The Reds finished third that season behind the Astros and the Dodgers, but only 3 1/2 games back, again checking Retrosheet there.

I think I have one more, but have to research it.

redsmetz
04-12-2006, 09:32 AM
The other game I was thinking of didn't have a Grand Slam in it - the Reds beat the Astros 18-2 on August 3, 1989 scoring 14 runs in the first inning, but amazingly only 3 homers in the game (and two of those were in the 7th!).

Since I mentioned it, here's the play by play for that 1st inning:


REDS 1ST: Duncan walked; Duncan stole second; On a bunt Quinones
singled to pitcher [Duncan to third]; Davis singled to center
[Duncan scored, Quinones to second]; Griffey homered [Quinones
scored, Davis scored]; Roomes singled to shortstop; Benzinger
singled to right [Roomes to third]; Reed singled to right
[Roomes scored, Benzinger to second]; FORSCH REPLACED CLANCY
(PITCHING); Oester doubled to right [Benzinger scored, Reed to
third]; Forsch threw a wild pitch [Reed scored, Oester to
third]; Browning grounded out (first unassisted); Duncan doubled
to right [Oester scored]; Quinones singled to left [Duncan to
third]; Davis singled to center [Duncan scored, Quinones to
second]; Griffey singled to center [Quinones scored, Davis to
third]; Roomes singled to third [Griffey to second]; Benzinger
doubled to right [Davis scored, Griffey scored, Roomes scored];
Reed singled to center [Benzinger to third]; Oester singled to
right [Benzinger scored, Reed to second]; Browning singled to
left [Reed to third, Oester to second]; Duncan flied to left;
Quinones flied to right; 14 R, 16 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. Astros 0, Reds
14.

I started listening to the game at work, came home for lunch with the inning still going on, took the afternoon off to take the family to the Y and the inning was just ending when we arrived at the pool! Sorry, no grand slam - you can resume that conversation now.

redsmetz
04-12-2006, 09:43 AM
I can still remember leaving the stadium yelling "we want the braves"... hindsight being 20/20, no we didnt. Oh well, still a special night for me in the stadium, and that was just the nail in the coffin that sent us into celebration mode.

A series that Reggie Sanders would just as soon forget.

Heath
04-12-2006, 09:48 AM
I'll always remember Hal Kings grand slam vs, the Dodgers.


I thought that one was a three-run shot against the Dodgers - the one in '73.

Chip R
04-12-2006, 10:16 AM
I was fortunate enough to see both of Barry's grand slams live.

redsfan30
04-12-2006, 10:20 AM
I remember when Dmitri Young hit one into the reds seats at Cinergy Field. I believe that was in 2000.

StillFunkyB
04-12-2006, 10:23 AM
Not a Red, but I remember Fernando Tatis hitting two grand slams in the same inning for the Cards.

I was also at a game when Albert Belle hit one.

Barry's is my favorite, I can remember repeating over and over "c'mon Barry, c'mon".

redsmetz
04-12-2006, 10:25 AM
I remember when Dmitri Young hit one into the reds seats at Cinergy Field. I believe that was in 2000.

I wonder if that is the only Red seat Grand Slam?

Is there a list somewhere?

BCubb2003
04-12-2006, 11:22 AM
Here's a list of red seat home runs. It has Tony Perez with a grand slam but not Dmitri Young.

http://experts.about.com/q/Cincinnati-Reds-246/Red-Seat-Homers.htm

CySeymour
04-12-2006, 11:41 AM
I remember Kurt Stillwell hitting a slam for his first major league homer back in '87. I actually still have the highlight on tape, having recorded it off of Sports Talk.

redsmetz
04-12-2006, 11:44 AM
Here's a list of red seat home runs. It has Tony Perez with a grand slam but not Dmitri Young.

http://experts.about.com/q/Cincinnati-Reds-246/Red-Seat-Homers.htm

According to Retrosheet, it was a Grand Slam. Was that the last Red Seater at Cinergy? If so, that would make interesting bookends - the first and last red seaters being Grand Salamis.

registerthis
04-12-2006, 11:46 AM
Not a Reds GS memory, but for some reason I maintain a vivid recollection of Dan Gladden's slam in the '87 WS.

registerthis
04-12-2006, 11:48 AM
Not a Red, but I remember Fernando Tatis hitting two grand slams in the same inning for the Cards.

I'm certain that's a record that won't be broken, or doubtfully even matched. The odds of it happening are so unbelievably remote.

redsmetz
04-12-2006, 11:52 AM
Not a Reds GS memory, but for some reason I maintain a vivid recollection of Dan Gladden's slam in the '87 WS.

In that case, I remember Fred Lynn's All Star game Grand Slam, the 1st ever in that classic and its 50th anniversary to boot.

Here's the wikipedia entry about Grand Slams:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_slam_(baseball)

RedFanAlways1966
04-12-2006, 09:20 PM
Aug. 19, 1974: In his first two at-bats, Joe Morgan hit a three-run homer and a third-inning grand slam for seven RBI against the Phillies as the Reds built a 14-0 lead. Cincinnati manager Sparky Anderson gave Morgan the rest of the night off after the grand slam.

gilpdawg
04-12-2006, 09:52 PM
I was there in person for Kearns' first (only?) salami, and Randa's last year.

SeeinRed
04-13-2006, 02:50 AM
How about LaRue's in Houston? Not one of the most memorable, but I have always liked the guy. But as many of you have said, as a Reds fan, Larkin's was definately very special. Kinda off subject, but not really. I think it would be interesting to find out who has the most home runs, but no grand slams. Just a thought.

919191
04-13-2006, 03:14 AM
Awww, I spent probably 30 minutes onretrosheet looking for Hal King's GS in game 1 of a doubleheader on 7/1/73. It wa a pinch hit walk-off (I hate that term). The Reds were several games back, but this started a hot streak that led to a division flag. But I found out it was just a (very huge) 3 run shot, not a GS.
I scored the game that day listening to Marty and Joe on a sunny afternoon while working on my Schwinn Sting Ray.


LA N 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 - 3 9 1
CIN N 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 - 4 8 0
BATTINGLos Angeles Dodgers AB R H RBI BB SO PO A
Lopes 2b 4 1 1 1 0 0 3 2
Buckner 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
Davis cf 4 2 4 0 0 0 3 0
Cey 3b 3 0 2 2 1 0 2 1
Mota lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Paciorek lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Russell ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 2
Crawford rf 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 0
Yeager c 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Sutton p 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Totals 31 3 9 3 2 3 26 6
FIELDING -
DP: 1.
E: Yeager (2).
BATTING -
2B: Cey (10,off Norman); Davis 2 (19,off Norman 2).
HR: Lopes (2,3rd inning off Norman 0 on, 0 out).
Team LOB: 3.
Cincinnati Reds AB R H RBI BB SO PO A
Rose lf 4 0 3 0 0 1 5 1
Morgan 2b 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 3
Driessen 3b 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 1
Perez 1b 4 1 2 0 0 1 9 0
Tolan cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Stahl rf 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 2
Concepcion ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
Bench ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Chaney pr 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Plummer c 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 0
King ph 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0
Norman p 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Totals 33 4 8 4 2 7 27 12
FIELDING -
DP: 3.
BATTING -
2B: Perez 2 (18,off Sutton 2).
HR: King (2,9th inning off Sutton 2 on, 2 out).
IBB: Bench (7,by Sutton).
Team LOB: 5.
BASERUNNING -
SB: Driessen (1,2nd base off Sutton/Yeager); Stahl (1,2nd base off Sutton/Yeager).
PITCHINGLos Angeles Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO HR
Sutton L(9-5) 8.2 8 4 4 2 7 1
Cincinnati Reds IP H R ER BB SO HR
Norman W(5-8) 9 9 3 3 2 3 1

Ron Madden
04-13-2006, 03:40 AM
I thought that one was a three-run shot against the Dodgers - the one in '73.

No kidding?????????????????


The most ledgendary GS that never was. ;)
;)

Revering4Blue
04-13-2006, 05:09 AM
I'll never forget Dave Concepcion's grand slam at Atlanta in 77. IIRC, the game was a slugfest, something like 15-12 in favor of the Reds. It's the only GS by Concepcion, probably my all-time favorite Red, that I recall.

Johnny Footstool
04-13-2006, 12:00 PM
August 19, 1974: Reds' 2B Joe Morgan drives in seven runs as Cincinnati rolls over Philadelphia 152. Morgan has a grand slam and a 3-run homer, then leaves after three innings when the Reds build a 140 lead.

Apparently, my parents took me to this game. I don't remember being there (I was barely 2 at the time), but I remember them telling me about it.

westofyou
04-13-2006, 12:04 PM
Detroit Tigers 14, Cleveland Indians 3

Day

Game Played on Monday, June 24, 1968 (N) at Cleveland Stadium

DET A 2 0 0 1 6 5 0 0 0 - 14 11 0
CLE A 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 - 3 9 1

BATTING

Detroit Tigers AB R H RBI BB SO PO A
McAuliffe 2b 5 1 1 2 1 0 0 4
Tracewski ss,3b 5 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
Stanley cf 4 1 1 0 1 1 4 0
Freehan 1b 5 2 2 2 0 0 13 0
Horton lf 1 1 1 0 3 0 1 0
Comer pr,lf 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wert 3b 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
Oyler pr,ss 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Northrup rf 4 2 2 8 1 2 1 0
Price c 4 3 2 1 1 0 8 0
McLain p 5 1 1 0 0 2 0 1
Totals 37 14 11 14 9 6 27 9

BATTING -
2B: Freehan (12,off Fisher); Price (4,off Fisher); Horton (9,off Kurtz).
HR: Price (1,4th inning off Paul 0 on, 0 out); Northrup 2 (10,5th inning off
Fisher 3 on, 1 out,6th inning off Rohr 3 on, 0 out).
SH: Stanley (3,off Paul).
HBP: Freehan (10,by Kurtz); Wert (5,by Kurtz).
IBB: Horton 2 (5,by Paul,by Fisher).
Team LOB: 8.

Cleveland Indians AB R H RBI BB SO PO A
Harris 2b,3b 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 4
Snyder rf 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 0
Hall cf 4 1 1 0 0 1 5 0
Maye lf 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0
Suarez c 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Sims c,1b 4 0 2 1 0 0 6 1
Smith 1b,p 4 0 0 0 0 1 8 1
Brown ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 3
Alvis 3b 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
Nelson 2b 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Paul p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fisher p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kurtz p 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Rohr p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Harper lf 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 35 3 9 3 0 8 27 10

FIELDING -
DP: 1.
E: Hall (2).

BATTING -
2B: Hall (4,off McLain); Maye (6,off McLain); Brown (8,off McLain).
3B: Harris (1,off McLain).
SF: Snyder (2,off McLain).
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING

Detroit Tigers IP H R ER BB SO HR
McLain W(13-2) 9 9 3 3 0 8 0

Cleveland Indians IP H R ER BB SO HR
Paul L(0-4) 4 2 4 4 6 5 1
Fisher 0.1 4 5 5 1 1 1
Kurtz 0.2 2 3 3 0 0 0
Rohr 1 2 2 2 1 0 1
Smith 3 1 0 0 1 0 0
Totals 9 11 14 14 9 6 3

HBP: Kurtz 2 (5,Freehan,Wert).
IBB: Paul (4,Horton); Fisher (1,Horton).

vaticanplum
04-13-2006, 12:11 PM
I am grand slam mojo. They happen constantly at games that I go to, including Jeter's first and only career gs at Yankee Stadium against the Cubs on my birthday, an Aramis Ramirez grand slam my first day at Wrigley the day after I moved to Chicago, and Encarnacion the other day. There are more, but crikes, those are all just in the last nine months.

redsmetz
04-13-2006, 12:30 PM
I am grand slam mojo. They happen constantly at games that I go to, including Jeter's first and only career gs at Yankee Stadium against the Cubs on my birthday, an Aramis Ramirez grand slam my first day at Wrigley the day after I moved to Chicago, and Encarnacion the other day. There are more, but crikes, those are all just in the last nine months.

Can we just beam you into a game when a Grand Slam would be handy? :starwars: