The Giants scored eight runs in their win against the Diamondbacks Sunday, four on a grand slam by catcher Bustery Posey and the other four on a grand slam by pitcher Madison Bumgarner.
Two guys hitting a grand slam in the same game is crazy. One of those two guys being a pitcher is super-crazy. The pitcher’s grand slam being his second of the season is super-super-crazy.
The two guys hitting the grand slams being a pitcher and a catcher? That is historic.
Like, literally historic. Posey and Bumgarner became the first battery in major league history to each go grand salami in the same game.
Posey’s slam came in the fifth off the Diamondbacks’ Vidal Nuno to give the Giants a 4-1 lead. Bumgarner’s slam came in the sixth off Matt Stites to extend the lead to 8-1.
What just happened there in that clip never happened before in the whole century-plus history of major league baseball. All those games and a pitcher and catcher never went deep with the bases loaded in the same game.
That’s a rarer feat than an unassisted triple play or a perfect game. A much rarer feat.
Enjoy it because you will probably never see it again even if you live to be 500 years old.