“Alex Dickerson’s historic homer — a grand slam in the eighth inning of the Padres’ 8-7 loss to the Cubs on Tuesday night — soared majestically into the dense fog on Chicago’s North Side, silencing a boisterous Wrigley Field crowd. A few seconds later, the ball soared back toward the infield, one loyal occupant of the right-field bleachers fulfilling his duty. That simple act guaranteed Dickerson a souvenir from his first career home run.
“I picked the right park,” Dickerson said wryly.”
Only his second stint in the Bigs, Alex was the first player in club history to notch a pinch-hit grand slam for his first homer.
Alex knew the significance. “A lot of famous players have played here, (Wrigley Field) and it’s very special to be able to make my mark in my career at a place like this.”
By AJ Cassavell / MLB.com May 16, 2016