WATCH: 20 years ago today Fernando Tatis hit 2 grand slams in same inning

The former St. Louis Cardinals third baseman is still the only Major Leaguer to pull off a pair of bases-clearing bombs in the same inning

April 23, 2019 - 9:17 am
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(KMOX) - "There it is folks, baseball history."

That was the call on KMOX by the great Mike Shannon, 20 year ago today, when St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Fernando Tatis hit two grand slams in the third inning of a 12-5 victory at Dodger Stadium. 

Here how it looked and sounded, with Joe Buck joining Shannon in the booth: 

The 24-year-old played his first full season in the bigs in that 1999 season. He hit 34 home runs, drove in 107 runs and hit .298, which were all career highs. 

In the other broadcast booth that day of baseball history was Vin Scully, who said "When he came up the second time, I said, 'I’m not even going to look in the record book because I can’t believe anybody could have ever (hit two slams in an inning),' and then damned if he didn’t do it. What would it be comparable to? I don’t know how you could compare it to anything. One inning is so preposterous."

Both grand slams came off the same pitcher, Chan Ho Park.

Only 13 major leaguers have to hit two grand slams in one game.

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