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Saturday, May 09, 2015

MLB: Pirates stun Cardinals with first-ever 4-5-4 triple play in baseball history.

Here is a legitimate “you’ve never seen this before” play…because it has never, in the recorded history of Major League Baseball, happened before.

On the first pitch from Vance Worley, Yadier Molina ripped a line drive over second baseman Neil Walker’s head. Peralta and Heyward both expected the ball to clear Walker’s head, and thus took off.

But Walker leaped to snare the liner, and his throw to third baseman Jung Ho Kang doubled up Peralta. Heyward started back to second, but Kang’s toss to Walker easily tripled up Heyward.

The ol’ 4-5-4—Major League Baseball’s first.

Click the link for the video.

Esoteric Posted: May 09, 2015 at 10:02 PM | 25 comment(s)
  Beats: history, pittsburgh pirates, st. louis cardinals

Monday, May 04, 2015

Jeff Karstens announces his retirement

#HanginEmUp Just would like to give a huge thank you to all my family, friends, teammates, and coaches for all the support you’ve giving me on and off the field over the years. I will forever cherish all of the special moments and memories. #ThankYou

Few men have done more with less of a fastball.

Enjoy your retirement, Jeff.


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

USA Today: ANDREW McCUTCHEN GETS 1ST HAIRCUT IN 8 YEARS

BREAKING NEWS:

Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen is a four-time All-Star, National League MVP, Golden Glove winner, and a three-time winner of the Silver Slugger Award. He also led the Pirates to their first winning season in 1992.

Despite all of these notable achievements, McCutchen is most famous for being the guy wit the hair. “It’s good to have an image,” McCutchen said of that hair to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review back in 2014. “I have the hair, but eventually I’m gonna cut it.”

Eventually came today.

What if he goes into a slump? Photos at link.

The Yankee Clapper Posted: March 25, 2015 at 04:05 PM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: andrew mccutchen, cuts, pittsburgh pirates, sampson

 

 

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