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Tougher accomplishment?


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Which is the tougher accomplishment?  

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  1. 1. Which is the tougher accomplishment?

    • Perfect game
    • 2 Grand slams in one game


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It's difficult. Obviously since there are two starting pitchers and 18 hitters in every game, the two grand slams is far less likely. But part of that is due to opportunity....every starting pitcher has the CHANCE to throw a perfect game. But only batters who happen to bat 2+ times in a game with the bases loaded have the opportunity for two grand slams.

The pitcher makes his perfect game happen. Obviously he is helped by his defense. But its primarily on his shoulders. The hitter hitting two grand slams needs a statistical fluke to occur to have the chance. Maybe a runner actually had to hold at 3rd to leave the bases loaded, or if they got loaded two batters ahead of him the next batter actually had to get out (or walk).

So I voted for the PG.

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Pretty much what Steve said. Every starting pitcher has a chance to throw a perfect game. There are orders of magnitude fewer opportunities to hit two grand slams in a game. Given a start, or two at bats with the bases loaded in a game it's probably 10000 times more likely to hit the two slams.

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Never is a long time.

Don't hold your breath waiting.

It was a fluke.

It's not unusual for a team to bat around.

It's not unusual for a batter to come to the plate with the bases loaded.

It is unusual for a batter to come to the plate with the bases loaded twice in the same inning.

It's even more unusual that the same pitcher would still be on the mound at that point.

Once all of those conditions are met, hitting the two grand slams is the easy part. Tatis was a monster that season.

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Don't hold your breath waiting.

It was a fluke.

It's not unusual for a team to bat around.

It's not unusual for a batter to come to the plate with the bases loaded.

It is unusual for a batter to come to the plate with the bases loaded twice in the same inning.

It's even more unusual that the same pitcher would still be on the mound at that point.

Once all of those conditions are met, hitting the two grand slams is the easy part. Tatis was a monster that season.

Never is a long time. If some kind of high level baseball exists in 100-150 years I'd expect this to be repeated.

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