Friday, July 8, 2016

Triple-Triple


The White Sox tied the MLB record with their third triple play of the season. I had to go junk-box-era and use a 1993 Donruss Triple Play format to commemorate this event appropriately. 

Ok now for some useless stats on triple plays: 

The last time a team had three triple plays in one season was 1979. Both the Red Sox and A's had three that season. The A's, like the White Sox, had all three before the All Star break.

The Red Sox was the only franchise to accomplish this feat more than once. The also did it in 1924.

The other teams were 1965 Cubs, 1964 Phillies and the 1911 Tigers. Before the 20th century, the teams were the 1886 Brooklyn Grays, 1885 New York Giants and the 1882 Cincinnati Red Stockings.

Two teams are tied for the most triple plays against them in the same season with four.  They are both from the buckeye state. The 1923 Cleveland Indians and the 1905 Cincinnati Reds.



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