[Ads-l] Antedating of "Grand Slam" (Tennis/Golf Sense) (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill CIV (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Mon Jan 25 23:11:57 UTC 2016


> Alternatively,
> _Christian Science Monitor_ 18 Sep 1930 p 7 col 5 (ProQuest) 
> "In the three championship tournaments which he has already won, Jones has
> played championship golf and he will start at Merion next Monday with splendid prospects of making a grand slam."
> [note that Bobby Jones did go on to win the Amateur Golf Championship, and 
> became the first and only golfer to complete a Grand Slam]

Slightly earlier:

_Evansville [IN] Courier and Press_ 6 Sep 1930 p 8 col 5 (Genealogybank)
"Bobby Jones, trying to make a grand slam in clubs, will tee off at 9:15 
Monday, leading the way for the outstanding stars."

And the baseball sense (OED has 27 May 1929). . . .
_Boston Globe_ 20 May 1913 p 7 col 7 (ProQuest)
"The defeat came later, but the crowd got its money's worth in that one grand slam. With the
score 8 to 3 in Cincinnati's favor in the ninth, and the bases full, with none out, young 
Connelly knocked the ball over the right-field fence, making the score 8 to 7."
{possibly this should be a bracketed cite?]

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