Posted in Sports by Steven Hayward
You won't see this but once every 50 years or so. An unassisted triple-play to end the Phillies-Mets game.
Andy McCarthy offers useful commentary on how truly extraordinary it was.
It was a strange game, to be sure, the Phils put up 6 runs in the top of the first, only to see the Mets make a late run at 'em, setting the stage for that triple play. I watched the game up to about the 5th, when I went out to put up 35 miles on my bike.
This is one reason the Philadelphia Phillies are the Champions of the World. The other reason is their most virtuous fans.
There have only been 15 recorded unassisted triple plays in Major League Baseball. If anyone is interested 3 of those 15 have been recorded by players playing for Cleveland: Neal Ball (1909 for the Cleveland Naps), Bill Wambsganss (1920 Cleveland Indians), and Asdrubal Cabrera (2008 Cleveland Indians).
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