Marlins star Jazz Chisholm Jr becomes second player in 123 YEARS – and first since 2002 – to hit grand slam and steal three bases in win over Braves
- Chisholm etched his name at the bottom of the eighth in the history books
- The midfielder’s rare performance helped Miami beat Atlanta
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Miami Marlins star Jazz Chisholm Jr became only the second player since 1900 to both hit a grand slam and steal three bases in their Saturday night victory over the Atlanta Braves.
After a quiet opening, Chisholm impressed in the bottom half of the game at Marlins Park, stealing his first base of the evening in the bottom of the fifth inning against Braves reliever Jackson Stephens.
The center fielder then stole his second and third against left-handed AJ Minter in the bottom of the seventh inning of a tied game, but it was the bottom of the eighth inning when he wrote his name in the history books.
That’s when Chisholm launched a grand slam against Michael Tonkin to put the match out of reach – with Atlanta leading 7–5 earlier – and become the second man in 123 years to achieve both feats in one match.
The only other player to hit a Grand Slam and steal three bases since 1900 is former All-Star outfielder Mike Cameron, who won for the Seattle Mariners against the Toronto Blue Jays in 2002.
Miami Marlins star Jazz Chisholm Jr. etched his name in the history books on Saturday evening
Chisholm Jr. became the second player since 1900 to hit a grand slam and steal three bases
He completed the historic feat in the bottom of the eighth inning against the Atlanta Braves
The midfielder is also the first player in 21 years to achieve this feat
Chisholm entered Saturday’s game hitting .251/.296/.446 (99 OPS+) with 16 home runs, 40 RBI and 19 stolen bases on 22 attempts.
Jake Burger also hit a go-ahead two-run homer for the Marlins that night, while Luis Arraez and Yuli Gurriel went deep to help them become the first NL East team to win a series against the division champion.
The Braves were 11-0-1 in their previous series against division opponents.
Matt Olson hit his 52nd major league homer and overtook Andruw Jones as Atlanta’s single-season home run leader. Jones turned 51 in 2005.
Josh Bell walked with two outs against Braves reliever Kirby Yates (7-2) before Burger made it 7-5 with a drive over the wall in center for his 32nd homer and seventh since joining Miami on August 1 .
Gurriel singled and Jesus Sanchez and Garrett Hampson walked before Chisholm connected with Michael Tonkin for Miami’s first grand slam of the season.
Ozzie Albies hit his 30th homer and became the fifth Braves player to reach the total this season.
Braves star outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. did not play because of tightness in his right calf that he experienced late Friday in the series opener.