Royce Lewis

Some MLB stars go years between hitting grand slams.

Yet Minnesota Twins third baseman Royce Lewis is making that feat look ridiculously easy these days.

Lewis hit another grand slam Friday night. His second-inning shot off Chicago White Sox starter Jesse Scholtens marked his fourth grand slam in 18 games, a prolific pace.

No player has ever hit four grand slams in an 18-game span.

What’s more, Lewis hit a grand slam last season in limited action after he made his MLB debut.

To put that in perspective, the 24-year-old rookie has five grand slams in 242 career at-bats. There’s a lengthy list of players with five career slams. Perhaps you’ve heard of some of them: Frank Howard, Steve Garvey, Carlton Fisk, Andruw Jones, Ryne Sandberg and Roger Maris, among others.

Lewis, the No. 1 overall pick in 2017, is living up to that billing this year. He has 14 home runs and a .910 OPS in 202 at-bats, despite missing all of July and half of August with an oblique strain.

The rookie is making up for lost time with a slam every four or five games since shortly after his return. There’s obviously no way Lewis can keep up this prolific pace, but fans are having fun watching while it lasts.

[Minnesota Twins]

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