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You can have 3 sacrifice flies in an inning if one of the sacrifice flies included an error that prevented the team from recording an out. This is similar to getting 4 strikeouts in an inning, where a missed third strike allows one of the batters to reach base on the strikeout.

There have been 4 times where a team had 3 sacrifice flies in one inning. Strangely two of those were by the Yankees in 2000, both with Andy Pettite pitching for the Yanks, and one by the Mets against the Yankees in 2004. The other time was by the White Sox in 1962.

In that August 19 game Angel left fielder Ron Gant dropped Jorge Posada's fly ball with a runner on third. Posada was credited with a sacrifice fly and an RBI, and he reached base on Gant's error.

Q: How did the Yankees have 3 sacrifice flies in the 3rd inning on August 19 2000?

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Only if there was an error on one of the plays, the batter might get credited for a sac fly, but reached base on error.

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