Gennett joins exclusive list of Reds after latest grand slam

ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 19: Scooter Gennett #4 of the Cincinnati Reds celebrates with teammates after hitting a ninth inning grand slam against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on August 19, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
Caption
ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 19: Scooter Gennett #4 of the Cincinnati Reds celebrates with teammates after hitting a ninth inning grand slam against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on August 19, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Second baseman Scooter Gennett joined an exclusive list Saturday when he hit a grand slam in the eighth inning of the Reds’ 11-8 win over the Braves.

Gennett has three grand slams this season, the seventh Red to accomplish such since the franchise’s inception in 1882. If Gennett puts another ball in the seats with the bases juiced in 2017, he’ll set the new team record.

Other Reds to hit three slams in one season are Eric Davis (1987), Ray Knight (1980), Lee May (1970), Frank Robinson (1962), Chris Sabo (1993) and teammate Devin Mesoraco (2014).

About the Author