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.