Russell’s 6 RBI tie World Series record

Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell hits a grand slam in the 3rd inning of Tuesday's game. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell hits a grand slam in the 3rd inning of Tuesday’s World Series Game 6. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Former Burlington Bees shortstop Addison Russell tied a World Series record Tuesday by driving in six runs for the Chicago Cubs in Game 6.

Russell drove in two runs in the 1st inning, on a pop fly that dropped between outfielders Tyler Naquin and Lonnie Chisenhall, and four more on a grand slam in the 3rd inning. Only three other players have driven in six runs in a single World Series game: Bobby Richardson (1960, Game 3), Hideki Matsui (2009, Game 6), and Albert Pujols (2011, Game 3).

Russell is the first shortstop to hit a grand slam in a World Series game, and the 22-year-old is the second-youngest player to do so. (Mickey Mantle was 21 when he hit a grand slam in Game 5 of the 1953 World Series.) The home run was estimated to travel 435 feet, making it the second-longest one of his major-league career.

As an Oakland Athletics prospect, Russell batted .310 with 9 RBI and 5 SB in 16 games with the 2012 Burlington Bees. The A’s traded him to the Cubs in a five-player deal in July 2014. He made his MLB debut in April 2015.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Burlington Bees, Midwest League. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s