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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Don Mattingly set two home run records in 1987: homered in 8 consecutive games, including 2 of record 6 grand slams.

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Home runs in 8 consecutive games:
102102911987-07-08NYYMINMike Smithsonbehind 0-1b 1012-3330.18273%Home Run; Henderson Scores; Ward Scores
1031031021987-07-08NYYMINJuan Berenguerahead 7-4b 60---1330.04195%Home Run
1041041111987-07-09NYYCHWRichard Dotsonbehind 1-5b 62---1330.05312%Home Run
1051051211987-07-10NYYCHWJoel McKeontied 2-2b 211234330.21386%Home Run; Cerone Scores; Henderson Scores; Randolph Scores
1061061311987-07-11NYYCHWJose DeLeonbehind 0-2b 32---1330.10539%Home Run
1071071411987-07-12NYYCHWJim Winnahead 5-2b 72---1330.03696%Home Run
1081081511987-07-16NYY@TEXCharlie Houghahead 2-0t 221234330.20491%Home Run; Salas Scores; Tolleson Scores; Washington Scores
1091091621987-07-16NYY@TEXMitch Williamsahead 9-3t 821--2330.008100%Home Run; Washington Scores
1101101711987-07-17NYY@TEXPaul Kilgusahead 6-1t 62---1330.02696%Home Run
1111111811987-07-18NYY@TEXJose Guzmanbehind 0-2t 40---1330.10338%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
In games one and six Mattingly hit two home runs.  In games three and six Mattingly hit a home run with the bases loaded.

Mattingly hit the only bases loaded home runs of his career in 1987, a record six.  Mattingly hit grand slams:
May 14 TEX Mike Mason
June 29 @TOR John Cerutti
July 10 CWS Joel McKeon
July 16 @TEX Charlie Hough
Sept. 25 @BAL Jose Mesa
Sept. 29 BOS Bruce Hurst

Mattingly hit 30 homers in 1987, ten in the eight consecutive games in which Mattingly hit at least one home run.

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