Monday, August 24, 2009


I've written about unassisted triple plays before, but yesterday Eric Bruntlett of the Phillies not only became just the 15th player in history to turn one, he did what only 1 other player had ever done: he turned one to end the game. Watch it here.

Other interesting facts:

There had never been unassisted triple plays in back-to-back seasons until 2007/2008. Now we're working on 3 seasons in a row. (There have been two seasons with two unassisted triple plays, 1923 and 1927. The two in 1927 were on consecutive days.)

The 2009 season joins 1968 and 1994 as the only 3 to see an unassisted triple play and a perfect game. (1994's were just 20 days apart.)

There has never been a season that saw an unassisted triple play, a perfect game, and a 4 home run game. (Likewise there has never been a season with both a 4 home run game and a perfect game. There has been 1 season, 2003, with a 4 home run game and an unassisted triple play.)

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