Munro: Guerrero Jr. becomes youngest MLBer to hit two grand slams
July 25, 2019
By Neil Munro
Canadian Baseball Network
When Montreal-born Vladimir Guerrero Jr. socked a grand slam for the Toronto Blue Jays off Kansas City Royals right-hander Josh Staumont in the ninth inning last night, he became the youngest player in big league history (20 years, 136 days) to have two grand slams on their resume.
Guerrero Jr.’s first grand slam came off Detroit Tigers left-hander Gregory Soto in the top of the fifth inning at Comerica Park on July 20.
Guerrero’s slams were the 73rd and 74th hit by Canadian-born players in the major leagues.
The last Canuck to sock a grand slam before Guerrero was Etobicoke, Ont., native Joey Votto when he went deep for the Cincinnati Reds off San Diego Padres reliever Robbie Erlin on September 8, 2018. That represented the fourth grand slam of Votto’s big league career.
Votto still has a long way to go, however, to catch Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee and Fredericton, N.B., Matt Stairs who is the all-time Canuck leader with 12.
On a side note, with Guerrero Jr.’s latest home run, Blue Jays rookies have now hit five home runs this season, which is a new big league record.
The following is a list of all the Canadians that have hit a grand slam at the big league level:
Canadians Hitting Grand Slam Home Runs (through July 30, 2019)
Chronological list of Major League Canadian batters who have hit grand slam home runs