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Giants shortstop Crawford did something Ripken, Jeter somehow never did
Giants shortstop Crawford did something Ripken, Jeter somehow never did

The hit that broke open the National League Wild Card Game on Wednesday night revealed an almost unbelievable baseball postseason statistic. Brandon Crawford's fourth-inning grand slam for the San Francisco Giants was the first four-run homer hit by a shorstop in the postseason. Ever. Crawford -- the 24-year-old infielder who has hit 26 home runs in 511 regular season games -- has more postseason grand slams than one guy who most Orioles fans love (Cal Ripken Jr.) and another they begrudgingly grew to respect over a frustrating 20 years (Derek Jeter). But don't worry, fans. The Iron Man did just fine in his limited postseason career. In 124 plate appearances in October,...

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