Wednesday, June 13, 2012

SUS - Shut Up Stats: Grand Slams for Gehrig and A-Rod

2011 Phungo 42-NYYa4 Lou Gehrig

Last night in the Yankees 6-4 win over the Braves Alex Rodriguez tied Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig for Career Grand Slams with 23.

Using the Baseball-Reference Home Run Log feature we can find out a little more about the 23 Slams hit by each of the players.

Lou Gehrig
Slam#HR #DateForVsPitcherScoreInning
1117/23/1925NYYWSHFirpo Marberrybehind 5-6b 7
2445/7/1927NYY@CHWTed Lyonst 9
3651927-07-04 (2)NYYWSHBobby Burkeb 6
4885/11/1928NYYCLEJoe Shautebehind 0-1b 6
51421929-09-10 (2)NYYDETPhil Pageb 1
61451929-09-18 (2)NYYCLEMilt Shoffnerb 7
71541930-05-22 (2)NYY@PHABill Shorest 1
81797/31/1930NYY@BOSEd Durhamt 7
92238/29/1931NYY@PHALefty Grovet 6
102258/31/1931NYYWSHLloyd Brownb 5
112271931-09-01 (2)NYYBOSEd Morrisb 3
122405/26/1932NYY@WSHGeneral Crowdert 6
132651932-09-09 (1)NYY@DETEarl Whitehillt 3
143055/10/1934NYYCHWLee Stineb 5
153075/13/1934NYYCLELloyd Brownb 1
163146/10/1934NYYPHABill Dietrichb 1
173217/5/1934NYYWSHLefty Stewartb 3
183597/7/1935NYY@WSHBobo Newsomt 5
193681935-08-21 (1)NYY@SLBJim Walkupt 3
204148/15/1936NYY@PHARandy Gumpertt 8
214221936-09-09 (2)NYY@CLEOral Hildebrandt 2
224588/31/1937NYY@CLEMel Hardert 5
234888/20/1938NYY@PHABuck Rosst 1
Alex Rodriguez
Slam HR #DateForVsPitcherScoreInning
184/18/1996SEADETClint Sodowskyahead 2-1b 2
2125/17/1996SEA@BALAlan Millsbehind 7-9t 8
3227/6/1996SEA@TEXKevin Grossahead 3-1t 4
41267/19/1999SEAARIVicente Padillatied 3-3b 6
51307/30/1999SEABALArthur Rhodesbehind 1-2b 5
61449/16/1999SEA@TBDEsteban Yanbehind 0-2t 8
71534/16/2000SEA@TORPedro Borbonahead 15-7t 8
82147/5/2001TEXSEABrian Fuentesahead 8-1b 4
92757/27/2002TEXOAKBilly Kochtied 6-6b 10
103237/31/2003TEXBOSTodd Jonestied 3-3b 11
113884/26/2005NYYLAABartolo Colonahead 6-2b 4
124304/3/2006NYY@OAKBarry Zitoahead 3-0t 2
134477/2/2006NYYNYMAlay Solerbehind 2-4b 3
144674/7/2007NYYBALChris Raybehind 6-7b 9
154866/7/2007NYY@CHWRyan Bukvichahead 4-3t 9
165179/25/2007NYY@TBDJason Hammelahead 1-0t 3
175529/14/2008NYYTBREdwin Jacksontied 0-0b 1
1858310/4/2009NYY@TBRAndy Sonnanstineahead 6-2t 6
195875/14/2010NYYMINMatt Guerrierbehind 3-4b 7
205905/31/2010NYYCLEChris Perezahead 2-1b 7
215967/6/2010NYY@OAKTrevor Cahilltied 1-1t 3
226184/23/2011NYY@BALJosh Rupeahead 9-3t 8
236396/12/2012NYY@ATLJonny Ventersbehind 0-4t 8

He didn't know it at the time, but after Gehrig hit career Slam #23 he would play less than 60 more games. Lou Gehrig hit his last Grand Slam at the age of 35 - he only lived to be 37.  Alex Rodriguez is now 36.

There were at least two future Hall of Famers that Gehrig hit his slams off of, Lefty Grove and Ted Lyons.  None of A-Rod's victims appear to be of that caliber - Barry Zito is likely the best pitcher of the bunch.

Three of Rodriguez Slams are of the Walk-Off variety.  None of Gehrig's 23 were Walk-Offs.  Of course none of the Lou Gehrig's Home Runs were steroid induced either.


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