• Tony Cloninger, Been There Done That, But Better!

    Posted by on June 14th, 2010 · Comments (0)

    Jorge Posada had one hell of a weekend hitting two grand slams, and former Yankee bullpen coach Tony Cloninger knows how he feels.  July 3rd, 1966 Cloninger pitched 9 inning besting the Giants at Candlestick, but that wasn’t the big story.  He gave up 3 runs on 7 hits but that wasn’t the story.  On that Sunday, Cloninger hit not one but two grand slams and had an RBI single as the Atlanta Braves (first year in Atlanta) demolished the Giants 17-3.   Cloninger set the record that day for RBI’s by a pitcher  which still stands.  He is the only pitcher to ever hit two grand slams in a game, and is only one of 13 players to accomplish the feat.

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