Category: Triple Play

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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The first triple play ever completed at Dodger Stadium is turned by Darren Dreifort (p), Eric Young (2b), Jose Vizcaino (ss), and Bobby Bonilla (3b). With Colorado runners on first and second base, the 1-6-4 double play becomes a triple killing when Jamey Wright is thrown out at third base by the LA second baseman, who covered first base for the second out.

On June 13 1998, The first triple play ever completed at Dodger Stadium is turned by Darren Dreifort (p), Eric Young (2b), Jose Vizcaino (ss), and Bobby Bonilla (3b). With Colorado runners on first and second base, the 1-6-4...

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Mickey Morandini complete an unassisted triple play, The triple killing is the first in the National League since 1927

Phillies’ second baseman Mickey Morandini catches Jeff King’s line drive, steps on second doubling up Andy Van Slyke, and tags Barry Bonds to complete an unassisted triple play in a 3-2 loss to the Pirates at Three Rivers Stadium. The triple killing is the first in the National League since 1927 when Cubs’ shortstop Jimmy Cooney accomplished the rare feat in a contest against the Pirates.

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Ken Ash, throwing just one pitch in relief of Larry Benton, is credited with a full inning of work when he induces Charlie Grimm to hit into a triple play in the Reds’ 6-5 victory over the Cubs at Redland Field. The 28 year-old right-hander from West Virginia, removed in the bottom of the frame for a pinch-hitter, will also be awarded the win as the result of Cincinnati taking the lead for good in that frame.

Ken Ash, throwing just one pitch in relief of Larry Benton, is credited with a full inning of work when he induces Charlie Grimm to hit into a triple play in the Reds’ 6-5 victory over the Cubs at Redland Field. The 28 year-old right-hander from West Virginia, removed in the bottom of the frame for a pinch-hitter, will also be awarded the win as the result of Cincinnati taking the lead for good in that frame.

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The first unassisted triple play in National League history occurs when Braves’ shortstop Ernie Padgett catches Phillie’s first baseman Walter Holke’s line drive, doubles up James Tierney at second, and then tags Cliff Lee for the third out.

The first unassisted triple play in National League history occurs when Braves’ shortstop Ernie Padgett catches Phillie’s first baseman Walter Holke’s line drive, doubles up James Tierney at second, and then tags Cliff Lee for the third out.

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Indians’ Bill Wambsganss becomes the only player in World Series history to complete an unassisted triple play 

Indians’ Bill Wambsganss becomes the only player in World Series history to complete an unassisted triple play when he makes a leaping catch, steps on second base, and then tags the runner arriving from first base. After the play, a dead calm engulfs Cleveland’s League Park as the hometown fans try to digest what they had just witnessed.

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1912 – At Fenway Park, the New York Giants defeat Joe Wood and the Boston Red Sox, 11 – 4, in Game 6 of the World Series. Boston center fielder Tris Speaker turns an unassisted double play in the 8th inning, the only one by an outfielder in Series history.

1912 – At Fenway Park, the New York Giants defeat Joe Wood and the Boston Red Sox, 11 – 4, in Game 6 of the World Series. Boston center fielder Tris Speaker turns an unassisted double play in the 8th inning, the only one by an outfielder in Series history.

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