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wilburaga
04-22-2005, 03:09 PM
Last year on some baseball website I lamented that there seemed to be no place that catalogued all instances of one of baseball's rarest and most exciting occurrences, the triple play.

Leave it to the blessed nutjobs at retrosheet.org. They recently published the circumstances surrounding all 189 triple plays turned since 1940. Really good stuff if you are so inclined. You can access it from their main page in the 'What's New' section.

I mention this today since it is the 27th anniversary of the last time the Sox hit into a triple play, the result of an ill-fated sacrifice bunt attempt by Junior Moore.


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HomeFish
04-22-2005, 03:11 PM
When the Sox turned a triple play in 2004, did anything special happen at the park?

I personally believe that a triple play should set off the scoreboard.

White_Sock
04-22-2005, 03:40 PM
Wow, Furcal (3rd from bottom) has an unassisted triple play at ss (6-6-6).

Erik The Red
04-22-2005, 04:14 PM
Wow, Furcal (3rd from bottom) has an unassisted triple play at ss (6-6-6).

http://www.nrk.no/img/102230.jpeg

"The triple play for you and me."

Chicago83
04-22-2005, 05:05 PM
List of all unassisted triple plays (http://baseball-almanac.com/feats/feats8.shtml), the rarest play in baseball.

TornLabrum
04-22-2005, 05:35 PM
When the Sox turned a triple play in 2004, did anything special happen at the park?

I personally believe that a triple play should set off the scoreboard.

Nothing happened except the crowd got on its feet and cheered.

Interestingly enough that was the first game I'd ever been to in which there was a triple play. A few days later I saw another one at a Jackhammers game.

npdempse
04-22-2005, 05:50 PM
Nothing happened except the crowd got on its feet and cheered.

Interestingly enough that was the first game I'd ever been to in which there was a triple play. A few days later I saw another one at a Jackhammers game.

Unfortunately, a lot of folks didn't even really seem to realize what had happened. I suppose it's natural, as defense just doesn't capture the passive eye as much as offense.

voodoochile
04-22-2005, 06:06 PM
Wow, Furcal (3rd from bottom) has an unassisted triple play at ss (6-6-6).

Rarest play in baseball. It's only happened something like 5 times in the history of MLB.

MRKARNO
04-22-2005, 06:11 PM
Rarest play in baseball. It's only happened something like 5 times in the history of MLB.

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/feats/feats8.shtml

12, but still, that's more rare than a perfect game!

chisoxmike
04-22-2005, 07:06 PM
When the Sox turned a triple play in 2004, did anything special happen at the park?

I personally believe that a triple play should set off the scoreboard.

No, nothing happend. That was the only highlight of the game... they lost that one 12-0.

I want Mags back
04-22-2005, 09:37 PM
List of all unassisted triple plays (http://baseball-almanac.com/feats/feats8.shtml), the rarest play in baseball.

Rarer than stelling home, or an inside the parker

Frater Perdurabo
04-22-2005, 11:13 PM
http://www.baseball-almanac.com/feats/feats8.shtml

12, but still, that's more rare than a perfect game!

Rarer than a perfect game or no-hitter on opening day? Rarer than an inside the park grand slam? Rarer than hitting five triples in one game?
:redneck

My friend made an unassisted triple play in 11th grade PE class softball. Although it would have been scored 6-6-6, it was even more unusual. First, he caught a line drive. One out. Next, he stepped on second base because the runner on 2B did not tag up. Two outs. Then, a really fat, slow kid tried to tag up and score from third. My friend ran toward home plate and tagged the runner before he could score. Three outs.
:redneck

SouthSide4Life
04-22-2005, 11:17 PM
No, nothing happend. That was the only highlight of the game... they lost that one 12-0.we can all blame Schoe on that one... personally i thought that was the coolest thing i've ever seen @ Comiskey

Blueprint1
04-23-2005, 12:55 AM
Last unassisted tipple play May 29, 2000 my 21st birthday :gulp: :gulp: etc PUKE

Navaro's Talent
04-23-2005, 04:33 AM
http://www.nrk.no/img/102230.jpeg

"The triple play for you and me."

Bruce! :Rocker:

Last year, I missed that triple play the Sox turned against the Angels. Oh well....

cubhater
04-23-2005, 09:53 AM
When the Sox turned a triple play in 2004, did anything special happen at the park?

I personally believe that a triple play should set off the scoreboard.

It was the Sox' only ovation during the Angel's blowout win. A third-to-second-to-first triple play on a ground ball.

Molina, the batter, was out at first by at least 10 feet. And I thought Paulie was slow!:redneck

Chicago83
04-26-2005, 03:07 AM
Rarer than a perfect game or no-hitter on opening day? Rarer than an inside the park grand slam? Rarer than hitting five triples in one game?


Yes, MUCH rarer than an inside the park grand slam, which has been done over 100 times. An openeing day no-hitter is not really a play but a game and the same goes for 5 triples. Like I said the Unassisted triple play is probably the rarest play in baseball, unless you can thing of something else.

StockdaleForVeep
04-26-2005, 03:52 AM
When the Sox turned a triple play in 2004, did anything special happen at the park?

I personally believe that a triple play should set off the scoreboard.

We all gazed unknowingly and cheered even tho we were losing