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Which Twins Hit Twin Grand Slams ... in the Same Inning?
On July 18, 1962 at Metropolitan Stadium in Minneapolis, the Minnesota Twins pulled into a virtual tie for third place with the Cleveland Indians by blasting the Tribe 14-3.
The game was over by the end of the first inning. The Twins pounded Cleveland starter Barry Latman and reliever Jim Perry for 11 runs. Included among those runs were home runs by Harmon Killebrew and Bob Allison.
Allison’s grand slam came off Latman, and followed an RBI single from third baseman Rich Rollins. Catcher Earl Battey followed Allison’s slam with a solo homer. With the score 6-0, Perry replaced Latman and gave up a single to second baseman Bernie Allen before retiring Zoilo Versalles and Twins pitcher Dick Stigman. But then Bob Tuttle walked and Vic Power’s single scored Allen. A walk to Rollins loaded the bases for Killebrew, who hit the inning’s second grand slam, putting the Twins in front 11-0.
It marked the first time that 2 grand slams had been hit by the same team in one inning since 1890. It’s been done 5 times since.