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.
Oh, Royce Lewis can most definitely hurt you when the bases are loaded. 😱 pic.twitter.com/3n7OH5glap
— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) September 16, 2023
No player has ever hit four grand slams in an 18-game span.
4 grand slams in an 18-game span
THAT’S THE SHORTEST SPAN IN WHICH A PLAYER HAS HIT 4 GRAND SLAMS IN MLB HISTORY
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) September 16, 2023
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.
HOW DOES HE KEEP GETTING AWAY WITH THIS
— Real Sports (@realapp_) September 16, 2023
Hank Aaron had 16 in 755 career homers. That means Royce will have 236 grand slams in 755 homers, right? 😜
— Zachary (@Zachary_TF) September 16, 2023
That stat is absurd. And great call by whoever these guys are! Including the little wow at the end. Lol.
— Mike Kouten 🇺🇸 (@kouten_mike) September 16, 2023
This man refuses to stop hitting grand slams
— Royce Lewis Enjoyer (@shadyj22) September 16, 2023
Any pitcher that faces Lewis with the bases full should just assume the worst will happen to what ever team it is.
— Jay Bristol (@Wipeoutman) September 16, 2023
How long before he’s given the Barry Bonds treatment? Should he already have been getting the Barry Bonds treatment?
— Logan Donahue (@LogDon2000) September 16, 2023