Category: Fielding

Angels commit 3 errors on 1 play

Ian Kinsler scores from first on a base-on-balls as the result of the Angels committing three errors on the same play in the first inning of the Tigers’ 2-1 victory over the Angels at Comerica Park. The unusual route to home begins when backstop Hank Conger, to thwart Kinsler’s potential theft of second base, throws a called ball four to batter Miguel Cabrera into centerfield, where Mike Trout makes an error on his throw to third trying to nail the base runner now advancing to third, who will score when pitcher Hector Santiago makes an errant toss to the plate.

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Bill Buckner returned to Fenway Park for opening day and received a standing ovation

On April 8, 2008, former Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner returned to Fenway Park for opening day and received a standing ovation. Buckner’s error in Game Six of the 1986 World Series, which helped lead to the Mets miraculous comeback, had been vilified by many, including the press. An emotional Buckner tossed out the first pitch after the Sox 2007 World Series flag was unfurled.

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Troy Tulowitzki performs the 13th unassisted triple play in major league history

On April 29, 2007, Colorado rookie shortstop Troy Tulowitzki performs the 13th unassisted triple play in major league history. Tulowitzki catches a line drive off the bat of Atlanta’s Chipper Jones, steps on second to double off Kelly Johnson, and tags Edgar Renteria as he heads to second base. Tulowitzki is the second rookie to accomplish the rare feat.

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