All-Star Game Remember When: Fred Lynn's grand slam
During the 1983 All-Star Game, Fred Lynn did something no one else has ever done in the Midsummer Classic: he hit a grand slam.
In our latest look back at All-Star Game memories, we remember the first and only grand slam in Midsummer Classic history. Fred Lynn, then with the Angels and playing in what would be the final All-Star Game of his 17-year career, did the honors during the 1983 game at old Comiskey Park:
How about those baserunners? Four-time All-Star Manny Trillo at third base, Hall of Famer Rod Carew at second and Hall of Famer Robin Yount at first. That's what makes All-Star Games fun. No wonder poor Atlee Hammaker got tagged for seven runs in two-thirds of an inning.
Lynn already had the very best years of his career with the Red Sox at this point -- he led the AL in batting average (.333), OBP (.423), and SLG (.637) in 1979 -- but he was still a quality player for the Halos. He hit .272/.352/.483 (129 OPS+) with 22 home runs in that 1983 season and remained productive for another half-decade or so.
Eighty-four years worth of All-Star Games, yet Fred Lynn is the only man to go deep with the bases loaded.
Our Latest Stories
There'll be four wide ones no more
Garrett Richards is walking proof that stem cells could save damaged elbows
Facebook could be home to MLB games in 2017
Might a team be headed to Sin City in the next few years?
Rob Manfred says the league will be aggressive with tweaks next winter
Alex Rodriguez reiterated Tuesday that he's officially retired