Former MLB Player Revives Bitter Memory for Park Chan-ho

      April 25, 2013 10:38

      Fernando Tatis

      On the anniversary of one of his most memorable milestones in the sport, former Major Leaguer Fernando Tatis on Tuesday tweeted memories of the day he hit two grand slams in one inning against now-retired Korean pitcher Park Chan-ho.

      The record, which was unprecedented and has never since been repeated, occurred 14 years ago on April 23, 1999, when Park was playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tatis for the St. Louis Cardinals.

      "[Park]... if you are reading this... i hope you are well... today is the day i blasted two grandslams off of you... i am very lucky to face you," he wrote.

      Cincinnati Reds' Jay Bruce also chimed in, writing on Tatis' Twitter account, "Hopefully one day I can hit 2 grand slams in one inning like you!"

      After Tatis' remark created a stir and was retweeted over 1,000 times, he clarified his intentions. "Look that was not meant as Trash Talk to [Park]. I am aware he is a great player and a great guy... I am sorry it was taken wrong."

      Tatis made his MLB debut with the Texas Rangers in 1997 and played in the league for 11 years. During this time he had stints with the St. Louis Cardinals, as well as the Montreal Expos, since renamed the Washington Nationals, the Baltimore Orioles, and the New York Mets. He had 113 homeruns, 448 RBIs, and batting average of 0.265.

      Born in the Dominican Republic, Tatis now plays for the Leones del Escogdo in his native country's professional baseball league.

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