The first recorded triple play was by the Hartford Dark Blues on May 13, 1876 in a game against the New York Mutuals. With runners on first and second the Mutuals tried a hit and run. The batter hit a hard line drive to the second baseman who caught the ball for out #1. The second baseman threw to the first baseman to double off the runner for out #2. The first baseman then threw back to the second baseman to catch the runner off second base for out #3.
The last triple play that was made in the MLB was by Troy Tulowitzki who was playing for the Colorado Rockies. The triple play was made by the rookie on April 28, 2007.
In game 5 of the 1920 World Series Cleveland Indians' Bill Wambsganss turned to date the only World Series triple play. It was an unassisted triple play.
Only 16 players have won the MLB Triple Crown
According to the Society for American Baseball Research, there have been 13 unassisted triple plays in MLB since 1876, the first being in 1909. That would make the odds of an unassisted triple play about 1 in every 10 years. Interestingly, these things seem to come in groups. Six of the thirteen came in the 1920s. Three of the thirteen have come in the 2000s. And on top of that, there were unassisted triple plays on successive days in 1927. On May 30, 1927 shortstop Jimmy Cooney of the Chicago Cubs turned an unassisted triple play against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The very next day first baseman Johnny Neun of the Detroit Tigers turned an unassisted triple play against the Cleveland Indians. Click on the 'Unassisted Triple Plays in MLB' link below to see the list of players that have made an unassisted triple play. UPDATE: There was a 14th unassisted triple play on May 12, 2008 when Asdrubal Cabrera of the Cleveland Indians notched one against the Toronto Blue Jays.
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The first African American to play in the MLB was Jackie Robinson.
There was no MLB triple crown winner in 1902.
The Blue Jays turned a triple play on Friday April 20, 2012. Adam lind caught a liner, went to first, and threw to second for the triple play. I witnessed it live!
There were three in MLB ... one by the Pirates against the Dodgers, one by the Angels against the Royals, and one by the Indians against the Senators.
Major League Baseball has never had a girl play on any team.
As of the end of 2007: On September 12, 2007, the Philadelphia Phillies completed a triple play against the Colorado Rockies. Runners were at first and second with no outs in the top of the first inning. Matt Holliday hit a line drive to third baseman Greg Dobbs who caught it for the first out. Then he threw to Chase Utley who put out Cory Sullivan by stepping on second base. Utley then tagged Troy Tulowitzki, running from first base, to complete the third out.
Ryan Yoshitomo Kurosaki as the first Asian-American to play baseball in the MLB. Kurosaki pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1975.
The Brooklyn Dodgers, 1947.
Jackie Robinson is the first black player to play in the MLB.
Babe Ruth was caucasian.
I think the MLB was first called the MLB in 1845 when Alexander Cartwright made called it that and made the first rules of the game
A triple play is a difficult and rare event to achieve in baseball. There are very few document. George Burns is one of only two first base men that completed a triple play. This was in 1923 for the Boston Red Sox.
He was the first black to play MLB since Moses Walker did so in 1884.