Jeremy Hermida hit a Grand Slam home run in his first major league at bat in the 7th inning of last night’s game for the Florida Marlins. It was the first time since April 21st, 1896 that this feat was accomplished. A pitcher by the name of William “Frosty Bill” Duggleby did it then for Philadelphia against the New York Giants. With a nickname like that you’d think he could play for DonS’ APBA team, or at least go out drinking with him, or possibly be a member of his bowling team. Barry Bonds is the only other player in the history of the game to hit a Grand Salami in his first game in the majors.

Although it’s not been nearly as long ago as 1896, on Tuesday AROD became the first righthanded hitter to hit forty home runs as a New York Yankee. Alex Rodriguez’ numbers thus far are 40 homers, 105 RBIs, & a .320 batting average. These are the numbers expected from the highest paid player in the game today. Joe Di Maggio hit 46 home runs for the Bronx Bombers in 1937.

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One Response to “NOT SINCE 1896”

  1. BA: 1.000
    Slg Pct: 4.000

    It’s all downhill from here.

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