Roger Connor

Birthdate 7/1/1857
Death Date 1/4/1931
Debut Year 1880
Year of Induction 1976
Teams Browns, Giants, Phillies, Trojans
Position First Base

Roger Connor hit the 1st grand slam in MLB history & held the career home run record from 1895-1921 though he led the league in HR only once. 

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Roger Connor's Hall of Fame plaque

Roger Connor's Hall of Fame plaque

In 1881 Connor hit the first grand slam in big league history. Interestingly the hit was of the walk-off variety as Connor’s Troy Trojans beat the Worcester Ruby Legs  8-7. In 1895 Connor hit his 123rd homer to pass Harry Stovey and set a new career home run record. Connor would hold this ma

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