Myers' slam comes with some interesting trivia
NEW YORK -- Wil Myers' grand slam off CC Sabathia in Saturday's game came with a large share of interesting tidbits.
• For starters, Myers became just the fourth visiting player to hit a grand slam at Yankee Stadium (either the new park or the original) for his first Major League home run, and the first since Detroit's Rickey Peters on May 27, 1980.
• Myers is the 187th player to hit a grand slam for his first home run. As an aside, among the 187 is Milwaukee's Tim Unroe (May 13, 1997), the father of the Rays' second-round Draft choice this year, shortstop Riley Unroe.
• At 22 years and 194 days, Myers became the youngest player to hit a grand slam at Yankee Stadium since Seattle's Ken Griffey Jr. (21 years and 244 days) turned the trick on July 23, 1991.
• Myers joins Jorge Velandia (Sept. 25, 2007) as the only Rays players to hit a grand slam for their first Major League home run.
• Finally, he became the third rookie in Rays history to hit a grand slam, following Evan Longoria and Steve Cox.