Baseball 101: What is a Grand Slam in Baseball?

what is a grand slam in baseball
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If you’re new to the game of baseball, or coaching for the first time, then you’re probably wondering what a lot of the new terms and sayings you’re hearing mean. With our Baseball 101 series, we’re here to help.

 

Today’s Baseball 101 question is:

What is a Grand Slam in baseball?




 

A Grand Slam is a bases loaded home run. In other words, it is when a batter hits a home run while all of the bases are occupied. When a batter hits a grand slam his team scores 4 runs. This is the highest scoring play possible in the game of baseball.  The batter is also awarded 4 runs batted in (RBI).

That’s an exciting play, but how do you make a grand slam even more exciting? Here’s a couple ways!

 

 

1. The Walk Off Grand Slam. A walk off is when the grand slam wins the game for the hitter’s team.

Check out these exciting walk off Grand Slams:

 

2. The Inside-The-Park Grand Slam. What could be more exciting than ending a grand slam with a close play at the plate? While the vast majority of Grand Slams are home runs hit over the fence, inside-the-park grand slams happen every so often.

 

Check out this awesome video montage of MLB inside the park grand slams:

 

What do you think is the most exciting play in all of sports? Let us know in the comments below.

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