Just 19 more days of daily baseball blogging. Who's counting, though?
I was watching the Cubs game tonight while thinking about what to write. Then, this Willson Contreras stat flashed on my TV.
It got me thinking, which players have been the best with the bases loaded? I knew A-Rod and Gehrig hit a ton of grand slams, but not much more than that. Here are some grand slam fun facts. Everything comes via the Play Index; they say my searches might exclude data from before 1954 because of incomplete game records.
Career Grand Slam Leaders
Career Leaders for OBP w/ bases loaded (min. 100 PA)
- Hall of Famers with terrible bases loaded numbers
- Craig Biggio: .213/.273/.365 in 216 PA
- Luis Aparicio: .285/.276/.363 in 204 PA
- Brooks Robinson: .249/.285/.360 in 333 PA
- Andre Dawson: .281/.291/.457 in 230 PA
- The most plate appearances with the bases loaded without a grand slam: 202, Ozzie Smith
- Derek Jeter came up to bat with the bases full 308 times. He hit one grand slam.
- Two players have been walked with the bases loaded (according to Play Index): Barry Bonds and Josh Hamilton.
- Addison Russell hit a grand slam in Game 6 of the World Series last year. That was the first in a World Series game since Paul Konerko's blast in Game 2 of the 2005 World Series.