The Danish National Team (world ranking 13) is playing the Czech Republic (world ranking 8) National team May 27th 2017 @ Hørsholm Stadium (Fastpitch Softball Challenge Tournament).
Going into the bottom of the seventh inning. The score is 8-11, Denmark is trailing by three runs and starts with the bottom of the line-up:
· Batter 7 hits a single
· Batter 8 hits a double, but the lead runner is holding on third.
· Batter 9 hits a fly ball to shallow center field; the lead runner is held at third.
· Batter 1 draws a walk, loading up the bases…
Valdemar Terkelsen is coming to the plate. So far, he is 4 for 4 in the game with a single, a single, a double and a triple.
The pitch - BOOM! Grand slam walk-off homerun completing his natural cycle.
But how often does this actually occur?
1) In the history of MLB, only 14 players have hit a natural cycle. (hitting a single, double, triple, home run in order)
2) A walk-off grand slam when trailing by three runs (also known as the ultimate grand slam) has only been documentet 28 times in MLB history: One of the was hit by the legendary Babe Ruth
4) These two very very rare feats have NEVER been done in the same game!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS VALDEMAR B TERKELSEN! -- Truly an accomplishment to go down in Danish softball history.
-Danish Softball Federation press release-