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