McGriff Becomes 13th Player to Hit Grand Slams in Back-to-Back Games


Fred McGriff is on a home run spree.

The San Diego Padre first baseman has hit four home runs in the last three games--including grand slams in successive games.

McGriff became the 13th player in major league history to hit home runs with the bases loaded in back-to-back games in the first inning of the Padres’ 4-1 victory over the Houston Astros Wednesday night at San Diego.

McGriff had a 3-and-2 count against Jim Deshaies when he hit his 24th home run of the season.


The last player to hit grand slams in successive games was Rob Deer, then of the Milwaukee Brewers, who did it Aug. 19-20, 1987. Only Babe Ruth ever accomplished the back-to-back feat twice.