Revisit the San Francisco Giants’ Eight Grand Slams in 2015

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Aug 28, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants first baseman

Brandon Belt

(9) scores on a walk-off RBI single by second baseman  (37) (not pictured) in the ninth inning of their MLB baseball game with the St. Louis Cardinals at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports. Giants won 5-4

A grand slam. There’s no quicker way to give a team as much momentum as possible. There’s no quicker way in baseball to get the hometown crowd to explode into a frenzy, or hush a wild crowd on the road. Putting four runs up on the scoreboard with a single swing of the bat will do that.

That’s something the San Francisco Giants know better than anyone. Of the 77 grand slams that have been hit in baseball this season, the Giants own eight. They are in front of the New York Yankees, who have seven, and the Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, and Toronto Blue Jays, all of whom have five.

The Giants’ eight home runs with the sacks full are a franchise record. That includes their time in the Bay, and the Big Apple. The last time they hit seven was in 2000. Surprisingly enough, Barry Bonds did not hit a grand slam in that 2000 season, but Shawn Estes did. You’ve got to love this game!

Let’s revisit those eight grand slams, and remember the grand times that accompany them, shall we?

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