Grand Slam

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Grand Slam, coming from the contract bridge term, may refer to:


Auto racing[edit]

  • Grand Slam (NASCAR) (officially 1985–2002/2003, unofficially 1970-2004), winning all of NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series majors in a calendar year
  • Grand Slam (Formula One) in Formula One racing, winning a race from pole while leading every lap and scoring the fastest lap


  • Grand slam (baseball), home run with all three bases occupied, thereby scoring four runs on one play (the maximum)



  • Grand Slam of Show Jumping, one rider winning all three Majors successively. The Majors are the CHIO Aachen (GER), the Spruce Meadows Masters in Calgary (CAN) and the CHI Geneva (SUI)
  • Grand Slam (horse) (1995–2012), American thoroughbred racehorse
  • Grand Slam of Eventing, three particular world horse trials competitions; also one rider consecutively winning all three of them
  • Grand Slam of Thoroughbred Racing, four particular races.
    • Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes, and Breeder's Cup Classic (colts)
    • Kentucky Oaks, Black-Eye Susan Stakes, Acorn Stakes, and Breeder's Cup Distaff (fillies)




  • Grand Slam (tennis) (in use from 1933), one player or pair winning all four major annual tennis tournaments; also a nickname for each of the major tournaments
  • Pepsi Grand Slam (1976–1981), annual men's professional tennis tournament
  • Grand Slam Cup (1990–1999), annual international tennis tournament
  • Grand Slam (real tennis) (from 1990), a player or pair winning all four major annual real tennis tournaments

Other sports[edit]

  • Capital One Grand Slam of Curling (from 2001), series of annual curling bonspiels that is a subset of the World Curling Tour
  • Grand Slam (PBA) (from 1975), one team winning all three major annual Philippine Basketball Association tournaments in a single season
  • Grand Slam (rugby union) (first 1908), one national team defeating all others in the annual rugby union series now called Six Nations Championship
  • Grand Slam Championship, various achievements defined by winning four specific professional wrestling championships
  • Grand Slam of Ultrarunning (from 1986), Award for one registered person finishing the four specified annual 100-mile footraces in the U.S.
  • Grand Slam (shinty) (from 1947), one club winning four specific annual shinty trophies
  • Explorers Grand Slam or Adventurers Grand Slam, one person reaching the North Pole, the South Pole, and all of the Seven Summits during an adventuring career, first completed in 1998
  • Grand Slam (Fly-Fishing Caribbean), one angler catching a bonefish, tarpon, and permit during one day of Caribbean fly-fishing; one of four three-species Inshore Grand Slams defined by the International Game Fish Association


Personal Achievements[edit]


  • Operation Grand Slam, a plan to steal the U.S. gold reserves from Fort Knox in the 1959 James Bond novel Goldfinger by Ian Fleming

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Beauty pageants[edit]



  • Grand Slam breakfast, a dish at Denny's restaurants