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Sunday, May 26, 2019

This college triple play was a confusing, glorious mess

Triple plays don’t always make sense. From a defensive standpoint, they’re exciting for the team turning the triple play—a would-be rally by the opposition is instantly quashed, and usually in dramatic fashion.

But they can be confusing, sure, especially when there’s some chaos on the field of play The Saint Mary’s Gaels of Moraga, Calif., turned a triple play in their WCC Championship game against the LMU Lions on Friday at Banner Island Ballpark in Stockton, but oh yes, there was chaos.

With the bases loaded and nobody out, a liner trapped by the right fielder put things in motion. It didn’t put the baserunners in motion, however, circumstances which led to an unorthodox 9-2-5-6 (right field-to-catcher-to-third-baseman-to-shortstop) triple play

Not quite at the Babe Herman level, but close enough.

QLE Posted: May 26, 2019 at 10:09 AM | 0 comment(s)
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Thursday, May 23, 2019

White Sox are fourth team in 50 years to pull off this rare combination of plays

The Chicago White Sox have produced a surprising number of exciting moments this season despite having a losing record.

On Wednesday in Houston, they added a pair of memorable plays to their highlight reel while also carving out a unique place in MLB history.

The White Sox turned a triple play and hit a grand slam during their 9-4 win against the Houston Astros. Prior to this occasion, only three other MLB teams had managed to pull of this same rare combination of plays in the same game dating back to 1969, when the league began divisional play.

 

QLE Posted: May 23, 2019 at 10:32 AM | 4 comment(s)
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