On May 18, 1969, Rod Carew of the Minnesota Twins steals second, third, and home during the third inning of an 8-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers. Carew pulls off the trifecta against the battery of Mickey Lolich and Bill Freehan. Carew becomes the first player in 28 years to steal three bases in sequence in the same inning. Cesar Tovar also steals two bases.
During the same game in the 6th inning, on a Mickey Stanley blooper Carew collides with Tony Oliva and Oliva will suffer a dislocated finger.