Russell Becomes 1st Shortstop to Hit Grand Slam in World Series

November 2, 2016 by  

Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell smacked a bases-clearing long ball in the third inning of Tuesday's Game 6 of the 2016 World Series, becoming the first-ever player at his position to hit a grand slam on baseball's largest stage, per MLB Stat of the Day.

With the Cubs already nursing a 3-0 lead on the strength of a three-run first inning, Russell stepped up to the plate against Cleveland Indians reliever Dan Otero with the bases loaded and one out in the top of the third.

Russell was the first batter
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