3

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?

2

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.

  • 1
    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

protected by Nij Feb 18 at 0:55

Thank you for your interest in this question. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site (the association bonus does not count).

Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.