This Day in History
This Day in Minor League History
His first long ball was a two-run blast hit left-handed. Later in the inning he returned to the plate with the bases loaded and crushed a grand slam over the right-field fence from the right side of the plate. Both blasts scored Burton's teammate and future Hall-of-Fame manager Sparky Anderson, who drew two walks in the inning.
Burton would go on to a short Major League career with the Cubs and Indians, remembered for twice more hitting homers from each side of the plate in a game, though he never again accomplished the feat in the same inning.