Martin's Slam Moves Him Into Record Book

Catcher Russell Martin broke a 3-3 tie in the last of the ninth inning with a bases-loaded home run to beat Pittsburgh 7-3 on April 21, breaking a 3-3 tie and in addition putting his name in the Dodger record book. His winning shot was the 11th walkoff grand slam in franchise history.

With the winning hit he joined Hack Wilson (5/14/33), Dolph Camilli (8/23/42) Jackie Robinson (6/24/48), Tommy Davis (6/2/61), Davey Lopes (7/6/78 and 9/2/79), Mike Marshall (9/7/83), Dave Hansen (6/28/93), Finley (10/2/04 and Nomar Garciaparra (9/24/06).

Record Slams-- Gil Hodges holds he franchise record for most grand slams (14), hitting 13 in Brooklyn and one in Los Angeles, and is the only player in double figures. He hit a pair of jackpot shots in 1949, 19540, 1951 and 1952.

Carl Furillo and Mike Piazza (8); Roy Campanella, Shawn Green, Mike Marshall and Pee Wee Reese (6); Adrian Beltré, Ron Cey and Duke Snider (5) round out the top 10.

Piazza, Kal Daniels and Beltré hold the club mark for three slams in a season. Piazza's three shots all came on April 9, 10 and 24 of 1998. The future Hall of Famer was then inexplicably traded in May to the Florida Marlins who then passed him on to the New York Mets.

Erv Palica (1950) and Don Drysdale (1961) are the only to pitchers to hit grand slams. Only twenty-two-year-old Jimmy Sheckard (1903) and Piazza have collected one on successive days. Sheckard and Joe Kelly (1901) and Pedro Guerrero and Mariano Duncan hit slams in the same game.

Current players with grand slams are Jeff Kent and Nomar Garciaparra, 2 each; James Loney and Olmedo Sanez, one each. The leaders;
 Los Angeles 	          Brooklyn
8 - Mike Piazza	        13 - Gil Hodges
6 - Shawn Green  	 8 - Carl Furillo
6 - Mike Marshall  	 6 - Roy Campanella
5 - Adrian Beltré  	 6 - Pee Wee Reese
5 - Ron Cey

4- Dusty Baker  	 5 - Duke Snider
4 - Greg Brock  	 4 - Dixie Walker
4 - Kal Daniels  	 3 - Del Bissonette
4 - Steve Garvey  	 3 - Dolph Camilli
4 - Steve Yeager  	 3 - Cookie Lavagetto
3 - Tommy Davis  	 3 - Danny Taylor
3 - Willie Davis  	 3 - Jimmy Sheckard
3 - Frank Howard
3 - Gary Sheffield

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