Thursday Sep 28, 2023

MLB’s “center fielder-first baseman-third baseman” triple play after 139 years

Major League Baseball (MLB) just made history. For the first time in 139 years, there’s a triple play: center fielder, first baseman, and third baseman.

The Atlanta Braves completed the triple against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on April 26.

In the bottom of the third inning, Atlanta trailed 1-2. Boston leadoff hitter Masataka Yoshida hit an infield single and Adam Duvall drew a walk to put runners on first and second with no outs. A golden opportunity to score. But three men were out at once. Tristan Casas hit a grounder that was caught by Atlanta center fielder Michael Harris II. One out. But Duvall, the runner on first, ran to second as if he thought it would be a hit. Harris II caught the ball, threw to first, and Duvall was out. Yoshida, the runner on second, ran to third. But Atlanta first baseman Matt Olson threw the ball to third as soon as he received the throw, and third baseman Austin Riley tagged the sliding Yoshida. Three outs.온라인카지노

According to MLB.com, ESPN and others, there have only been two other triple plays in the MLB – center fielder to first baseman to third baseman. It was done in 1884 by the Boston Beaneaters against the Providence Grays, and Atlanta duplicated it 139 years later. Atlanta’s last triple was 19 years ago, on May 7, 2004, against the San Diego Padres.

Despite the triple, Boston went on to win 7-1.

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