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Nelson Cruz Grand Slam And Best MLB Postseason Bases Loaded Home Runs

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Boston Red Sox' Johnny Damon, left, starts toward first after his second i-nning grand slam against the New York Yankees in game 7 of the ALCS in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004. On the mound is Yanks relief pitcher Javier Vazquez, right, as Jorge Posada catches. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) | AP

Only in the grand game of baseball can magnificent historic accomplishments intermingle so seamlessly with the feats of present day.

Naturally, this makes it only fitting that Major League Baseball's first postseason walk-off grand slam—a Nelson Cruz blast that sealed the Tigers' ALCS Game 2 fate—occurred exactly (and eerily) 91 years to the day after Major League Baseball's first postseason grand slam by Elmer Smith of Cleveland off of Brooklyn's Burleigh Grimes on the 10th day of October, 1920.

In between Cruz's and Smith's historic bases-full four-baggers, there have been quite a few whose stories bear retelling. Here are the top 10.

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