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Plaque in Rensselaer honors first Grand Slam in MLB history

September 11, 2019 01:56 PM

RENSSELAER - The first Grand Slam ever recorded by Major League Baseball took place on this date in 1881.

Roger Connor made history that day in Riverfront Park in Rensselaer. He hit a bases loaded home run while playing for the Troy Trojans in a game against the Worcester Ruby Legs.

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Elected officials and business owners unveiled a plaque in the park late Tuesday afternoon to honor this historical event.

Connor was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1976.

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