April 23, 1999: Fernando Tatis hits two grand slams in the same inning

Less than seven months after Mark McGwire hit 70 home runs to set a single-season home run record, Fernando Tatis set a home run mark that may never be broken. A third-year player from San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic, Tatis hit two grand slams off Chan Ho Park in the third inning of aContinue reading “April 23, 1999: Fernando Tatis hits two grand slams in the same inning”

November 16, 1999: Cardinals trade for Darryl Kile

In November 1999, it was no secret that the Colorado Rockies were looking to shop Darryl Kile and his $8 million salary. In two seasons in Colorado, the former Astros ace had gone just 21-30 with a 5.84 ERA, including a career-high 17 losses in 1998. It was a far cry from the success KileContinue reading “November 16, 1999: Cardinals trade for Darryl Kile”