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Brooks Litchfield Conrad

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Brooks Conrad was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 8th round of the 2001 amateur draft. He was signed by scout Andrew Cotner and made his pro debut that summer.

On May 20, 2010, Conrad hit only the second "ultimate" pinch-hit grand slam in major league history. An ultimate grand slam is one that reverses a three-run deficit to end the game. In Conrad's case, he batted for pitcher Craig Kimbrel in the bottom of the 9th inning with the bases loaded against Cincinnati Reds closer Francisco Cordero. The Braves had entered the inning trailing, 9-3, but had already scored three runs while making only one out. Conrad hit a ball to deep left field, which bounced off outfielder Jayson Nix's glove into the stands. At first Conrad thought the ball had been caught by Nix and was about to head back to the dugout, when he saw his teammates were still running; he completed his circle around the bases and was mugged by teammates at home plate. His feat matched that of Jack Phillips for the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 8, 1950.

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