"Oh my God, I blacked out!!": The Most Improbable Grand Slam In Major League History!


Imagine you're a relief pitcher, it's only your second major league game, and you're at-bat facing one of the greatest pitchers of this generation, Max Scherzer. And the bases are loaded....

San Diego Padres pitcher Daniel Camarena became the first pitcher to hit a grand slam with his first major league hit since... the 1800s. Yes, that's the 19th century. 1898 to be exact. 

"Oh my God, I blacked out," said Camarena. "I hit first base and then all of a sudden I noticed the lights were flashing in the stadium and that’s when it kind of hit, like, Oh my God I just hit a home run. Not only that, a grand slam."

In the stands, Camarena's family were overwhelmed watching this historic event:

Camarena is a 28-year-old rookie, and was the 629th pick in the MLB Draft, ten years ago. Now, as a kid from San Diego, he's the newest member of "Slam Diego". 

And oh yes, the Padres came back from an 8-0 deficit to win in a walk-off in the bottom of the 9th. 

To say this was an improbable grand slam is the understatement of the century. Actually, make that two centuries. 

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