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The great NY slam divide

Posted on: June 20, 2010 9:00 pm
Edited on: June 20, 2010 10:14 pm
 
Marty Noble of MLB.com lays out some interesting numbers regarding grand slams in New York. Mark Teixeira's grand slam Sunday in the Subway Series finale was the Yankees' seventh of the season, as well as the seventh allowed by the Mets this year. No other major-league team has hit or allowed more than four grand slams this season.

The Mets hit a franchise-high 10 slams in 2006, then none in 2007. In fact, they've hit a total of eight in the 3 1/2 seasons since their 2006 outburst. Johan Santana allowed Teixeira's slam Sunday, the third he's allowed this season. That's more than 23 teams have allowed. Santana had given up two grand slams in his entire career prior to this season.

The Yankees are on pace to shatter their franchise record of 10 in 1987 (Don Mattingly hit six of those), and their current total of seven is more than they've had in any full season since 2004.

Of course, hitting grand slams is a matter of getting opportunities with the bases loaded, and nobody has had more chances (87) than the Yankees.

-- David Andriesen

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