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Kemp's Third Slam Puts Him in Good Company

Matt Kemp ... three jackpot shots in 2009

Matt Kemp slugged his third grand slam of the 2009 season in the final series with Milwaukee just before the All-Star break, tying him club record along with Kal Daniels (1990), Mike Piazza (1998) and Adrian Beltré (2004). Oyster Burns hit the first Brooklyn slam in 1890. Gil Hodges hit the last one in 1957 and the first one in Los Angeles in 1958.

Kemp has collected slams on April 19 against Colorado, May 7th against Washington, both in Dodger Stadium, and his third on July 10 in Milwaukee in the top of the 10th inning. Two grand slams in a single game is a real rarity, but Jimmy Sheckard and Joe Kelly performed the feat in 1901, with Sheckard added another slam the following day. Pedro Guerrero and Mariano Duncan, now the Dodgers...

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