An 18-year veteran, Roger Connor's career batting average was .316 and he slugged a nineteenth century record 138 home runs. Connor also led the League in fielding percentage for first basemen 4 times. He is a member of Cooperstown.

Down By Three: The Only 19th Century Grand Slam Walk-off Home Run…

An 18-year veteran, Roger Connor's career batting average was .316 and he slugged a nineteenth century record 138 home runs. Connor also led the League in fielding percentage for first basemen 4 times. He is a member of Cooperstown.

An 18-year veteran, Roger Connor’s career batting average was .316 and he slugged a nineteenth century record 138 home runs. Connor also led the League in fielding percentage for first basemen 4 times. He is a member of Cooperstown.

Roger Connor is the only 19th century player to ever hit a Grand Slam “walk-off” homer to win a game when his team was down by 3 runs. On September 10th, 1881, his team, Troy, was playing Worcester, when Connor, the Troy first baseman, a left-handed batter, came up against Lee Richmond, a star left-handed pitcher (who had pitched the first perfect game in Major League history in 1880). Connor smashed the first offering for the game winner.