Former Vanderbilt standout Mike Yastrzemski hits walk-off grand slam, first for San Francisco Giants since 1973
Mike Yastrzemski hit his way into an exclusive club Friday night. The San Francisco Giants outfielder, a former Vanderbilt standout, hit a walk-off grand slam to carry his team to victory over the Milwaukee Brewers 8-5. For the Giants, it’s the first walk-off slam since Bobby Bonds against the Dodgers in 1973.
The Giants were trailing 5-4 in the bottom of the 9th inning when Yastrzemski came up to bat. They didn’t need all 4 runs, but Yaz gave everyone a little something extra to celebrate by leaving the yard on a 420-foot blast, clocking a 105.1 mph exit velocity.
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Yastrzemski is in his fourth MLB season, all with the Giants. In 2022, he’s batting .236 with 9 home runs and 38 RBIs.