What is a ‘Grand Slam’


There are multiple meanings of ‘Grand Slam’ in sports, however, these are the most common ones in the more popular sports:

  • Baseball: A grand slam is when a batter hits a home run with the bases loaded, scoring four runs for their team.
  • Tennis: A grand slam is when a player wins all four of the major tournaments (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open) during the same calendar year.
  • Golf: A grand slam is when a golfer wins all four major championships (The Masters, U.S. Open, British Open, and PGA Championship) during their career.
  • NASCAR: A grand slam in NASCAR is winning all of the NASCAR Cup Series Majors in a calendar year
  • Formula 1: A grand slam in F1 is when a driver wins from pole position, leads every lap, and also records the fastest lap during a grand-prix
  • Rugby: The Six Nations Rugby Union tournament sees a team record a grand slam when they defeat the five other nations by winning every game