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The rarest baseball play happened yesterday

Post by Homer » Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:00 pm

Triple plays (TP) are rare, happening on average 5 times a year. Unassisted TPs are extraordinarily rare, with 15 in the history of the league. The rarest type of TP last occurred in 1912. As Deadspin put it:

Triple plays are always cool, but the best instances are the ones that leave everyone—fielders, runners, fans, broadcasters—kind of confused about what exactly just happened. Last night’s Angels-Rangers game gave us one of those.


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https://deadspin.com/this-triple-play-c ... 1828413719

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Post by arcadianagain » Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:55 pm

Intrigued, I read the explanation, and finished up more confused than ever. I`ll stick to cricket, much easier to understand

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Post by pharvey » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:06 pm

arcadianagain wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:55 pm
Intrigued, I read the explanation, and finished up more confused than ever. I`ll stick to cricket, much easier to understand
Can't say I'll be swapping to cricket, but as you..... baffled! :D :wink:
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Post by MDMK » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:11 pm

arcadianagain wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:55 pm
Intrigued, I read the explanation, and finished up more confused than ever. I`ll stick to cricket, much easier to understand
Cricket, easier to understand?

It's the only sport I hear the results on the tv news and I can't make out who won and who lost :D

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Re: The rarest baseball play happened yesterday

Post by lindosfan1 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:21 am

I have not got a clue what they are on about.
I suffer from the CRAFT syndrome, cannot remember a f**k**g thing

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Post by oakdale160 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:20 am

What is fun to watch is with runners on base the guy at bat hits into the outfield, the runners all decide that the ball is not going to be caught and all take off. But a catch is made and now they are all turning and running back down the basepaths to get to where they started.

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Re: The rarest baseball play happened yesterday

Post by JWWhite » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:29 am

Baseball can be pretty crazy sometimes.
Minor league baseball is nuts, man. The Burlington Bees had already bled two runs to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in the bottom of the ninth of Friday’s Class-A game, but they still had two outs and two strikes against batter Nic Pierre with the bases loaded. The Timber Rattlers’ left fielder struck out—and his team still won.

Watching the wild pitch from Bees pitcher James Ziemba may lead to discomfort; watching the inaccurate throw to first by catcher Keinner Pina may lead to a verbal “Ohhh noooo.”
https://deadspin.com/minor-league-baseb ... 1828308390
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Re: The rarest baseball play happened yesterday

Post by oakdale160 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:32 am

I dont understand you say with 2 outs the batter struck out--well that ends the innings.

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Re: The rarest baseball play happened yesterday

Post by JWWhite » Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:41 am

oakdale160 wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:32 am
I dont understand you say with 2 outs the batter struck out--well that ends the innings.
I did not say that, it was taken from the article.
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Re: The rarest baseball play happened yesterday

Post by Homer » Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:04 pm

oakdale160 wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:32 am
I dont understand you say with 2 outs the batter struck out--well that ends the innings.
Not if the catcher doesn't catch the pitch in certain situations:

On an uncaught third strike with (1) no runner on first base, or (2) with a runner on first base and two outs, the batter immediately becomes a runner. The strike is called, but the umpire does not call the batter out. The umpire may also signal that there is "no catch" of the pitch.

The batter may then attempt to reach first base and must be tagged or forced out. With two outs and the bases loaded, the catcher who fails to catch the third strike may, upon picking up the ball, step on home plate for a force-out or make a throw to any other base in an effort to force out a runner.

An “uncaught” strike includes not only pitches dropped by the catcher, but also pitches that hit the ground before the catcher attempts to catch it.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncaught_third_strike

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Re: The rarest baseball play happened yesterday

Post by Homer » Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:24 pm

One type of triple play has either never happened, or it wasn't documented, or there is no evidence to support someone who said it did.

The 3 outs would happen without a fielder touching the ball.

It starts with players on first and second.

Batter hits a high fly ball, on a trajectory to land in the infield.

Both runners head for the next base.

The player from first base becomes Out #1 by passing the player from second.

The batted ball hits the player from second. That's interference, so he's Out #2.

The umpire rules the batted ball was an 'Infield Fly'*. Out #3.

* You need too much additional baseball knowledge (8 links from the Wikipedia page) to understand a short explanation.

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Re: The rarest baseball play happened yesterday

Post by oakdale160 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:36 am

Can I ask another question? 2 outs, runner on third. Batter hits into outfield, it is fielded and he throws to first where a play is made--BUT the runner from 3rd crosses the plate before the out is made at first--Does he score?

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Re: The rarest baseball play happened yesterday

Post by handdrummer » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:33 pm

arcadianagain wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:55 pm
Intrigued, I read the explanation, and finished up more confused than ever. I`ll stick to cricket, much easier to understand
Easier to understand because you probably grew up with cricket and possibly played the game. For someone, me, never exposed to cricket it makes no sense at all.

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Re: The rarest baseball play happened yesterday

Post by handdrummer » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:37 pm

oakdale160 wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:36 am
Can I ask another question? 2 outs, runner on third. Batter hits into outfield, it is fielded and he throws to first where a play is made--BUT the runner from 3rd crosses the plate before the out is made at first--Does he score?
Yes. He reached home plate before the out.

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Re: The rarest baseball play happened yesterday

Post by Michaelaway » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:23 pm

Actually, an even more rare play occurred yesterday:
With bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning of the Dodgers-Mariners game, LA pitcher Dylan Floro balked in the winning run.

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