Monday, August 22, 2011

Check out this bizarre TRIPLE play

From a AAA game between Nashville and Omaha. Here's how it works: runners at first and second. Fly ball to center. The ball glances off the outfielder's glove, then head, but he manages to catch the ball before it hits the ground. Both runners were on the move. The outfielder fired to second to double-up one and on to first to complete the triple play. Have a look.

12 comments:

Dude of The House said...

Quite a play! And I didn't realize that Andy Samberg played CF for the Nashville Sounds.

Mike Schryver said...

That was SO COOL!

Reminds me of a play late in the crazy '73 NL East pennant race.
The Mets were playing the Pirates at Shea, I think, and the ball was smacked by a Pirates hitter almost over the wall, but it hit the front corner of the top of the wall and bounced straight into LF Cleon Jones' glove. He threw out the runner trying to score from first.
That was one of the strangest plays I've seen, but this tops it.

dgwPhotography said...

Mike - that's the famous "Ball Off the Wall Play" in Mets lore. I think the hitter was Richie Zisk.. Cleon Jones threw it to Wayne Garrett, who relayed it to Ron Hodges at the plate...

dgwPhotography said...

I was Mistaken - Richie Zisk was the runner nailed at the plate - Manny Sanguillen was the hitter...

http://www.ultimatemets.com/gamedetail.php?gameno=1938&tabno=D

DogsOnDrugs.com said...

If this guy had been running, it would've been a quadruple play.

HogsAteMySister said...

Doesn't matter what this outfielder ever achieves. THIS is his defining moment. And what AAA ball is all about. That and nachos.

Max Clarke said...
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Larry said...

I've always thought the triple play is the most beautiful thing in all sports. There's nothing like seeing one what it actually happens, and not on tape.

Max Clarke said...

The cleanest triple play ever, a thing of beauty. And it started with a catch that kid won't ever forget.

Thanks, Ken.

tb said...

I can hear Mel Allen in my head "How about that?"

l.a.guy said...

I didn't have the audio on, how long was it until the announcers said "That's using your head!"?

I think my all time favorite play by a minor league outfielder is still this one.

Ed Dempsey said...

Ball bouncing off his head reminds me of the Jose Canseco header that ending up being a home run.

http://youtu.be/QPcAADSMYCU