Grand Slam Single
Robin Ventura, the next batter, drilled a 1-1 pitch over the right-centerfield wall for an apparent grand slam, sending the Mets players and fans into a frenzy. Ventura was mobbed halfway between first and second base by his teammates. The official scorer awarded Ventura a single on the grand slam because he only touched first base.
Other instances of a "Grand Slam Single":
- July 9, 1970: Dalton Jones of the Detroit Tigers loses a grand slam against the Boston Red Sox when he passes teammate Don Wert on the basepath. Jones pinch hits for Jim Price and belts a 2-2 pitch from Vicente Romo into the RF upper deck for an apparent grand slam. However, he passes Wert between first and second base and is called out, ending up with a 3-RBI single.
- July 4, 1976: Tim McCarver of the Philadelphia Phillies passed Garry Maddox on the way to second base for his grand slam single.