Michael A. Taylor hit an inside-the-park Grand Slam on Friday, September 8, 2017. How rare is this event compared to other rare events in baseball?


I can't find stats on this rare event but the last inside-the-park grand slam happened in September 2015. The last one before that was in 1999. So it is a pretty rare event. An inside the park grand slam is usually caused by an outfielder making a mistake of some sort that is not considered an error. As a very unusual note, the outfielder involved in the 2015 homer was none other than Michael Taylor. Yep, the same Michael Taylor who hit one recently.

As a side note, in 1956 Roberto Clemente actually did even better. He hit an inside the park grand slam walk off homer.

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    What about the list in this website is this correct or not. – Ram Chandra Giri Sep 13 '17 at 3:25
  • @RamchandraGiri, Well I guess so. That seems like a lot to me especially since there are several in a single year on that list. But the person who made the list claims its comprehensive so I guess it is. One thing to note about the older dates is that some ball parks didn't have fences back before 1910 I think. So that increased the numbers then. – jmh Sep 13 '17 at 13:03
  • Many article that I read mention about the same thing that this becoming rare because of stadium size. – Ram Chandra Giri Sep 13 '17 at 13:06
  • Good job on finding that list. I googled and found many links but didn't see that one. – jmh Sep 13 '17 at 13:24

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