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Tony Lazzeri’s Two Grand Slams Helped the New York Yankees “Slowly Pull Away”

happened 56 years ago. On May 24, 1936, the New York Yankees were visiting the Philadelphia Athletics. The Athletics scored their only two runs in the first inning. It wasn’t enough.

Shortstop Frankie Crosetti hit a pair of home runs and Joe DiMaggio hit one, but that was nothing.

Tony Lazzeri batted in the second inning with the bases loaded. He hit a home run.

Tony Lazzeri batted in the in the fifth inning with the bases loaded. He hit a home run.

Lazzeri hit a solo shot in the seventh inning. He also had a triple and finished the day with an American League record 11 RBIs. That record still stands.

The final score was 25-2.

The Yankees had 19 hits and received 16 walks. The game was reminiscent ...

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