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Cubs' @Addison_Russell is having a historic #WorldSeries

Addison Russell now has 9 RBI this series, the most by a player age 22 or under in a World Series.

Addison Russell greeted Indians reliever Dan Otero in the third inning with a grand-slam home run, the first ever by a Cubs player in a World Series game. Russell became the second shortstop in major-league history to hit a grand slam in a postseason game, joining Brandon Crawford, who did so for the Giants in the Wild Card game in 2014 at Pittsburgh. At age 22, Russell is the second-youngest player to hit a grand slam in a postseason game; Mickey Mantle was 21 when he cleared the bases with a Game 5 clout in the 1953 World Series at Ebbets Field.

Russell's third-inning clout was the 19th grand-slam home run hit in the World Series, and the first hit by a shortstop, which completes the circuit of defensive positions for players who have hit jackpot homers in the Series. Five World Series grand slams have been hit by first basemen, four by second basemen, one by a third baseman (Ken Boyer in 1964), one by a left fielder (Dan Gladden in 1987), two by center fielders, two by right fielders, one by a catcher (Yogi Berra in 1956) and one by a pitcher (Dave McNally in 1970). There was also one hit by a designated hitter (Lonnie Smith in 1992).

Addison Russell hit a grand slam in Game 6 of the World Series

Addison Russell became the 2nd-youngest player in postseason history with a grand slam.

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