On This Date 5/9/1961

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Jim Gentile of the Baltimore Orioles joins elite company by hitting two Grand Slams in the same game. Gentile is the first player to do it in back-to-back innings as the Orioles smash the Minnesota Twins 13-5 at Metropolitan Stadium. Jim Gentile adds a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, finishing the game with two hits in three at-bats and nine RBI. He would finish the season with 46 home runs and a league-leading 141 RBI.

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