Pirates Get the First 4-5-4 Triple Play in MLB History (Video)
It’s almost impossible to believe, with the tens, if not hundreds of thousands of baseball games that have been played, that Major League baseball has never seen a 4-5-4 triple play. For those keeping score at home, that’s a second baseman, throwing to the third baseman, back to the second baseman.
It might be a little too much to consider, so maybe this video will clear things up:
A Yadier Molina line drive was caught by the Pirates’ Neil Walker, who threw to Jung Ho Kang at third, getting the out on a runner who failed to tag up. Kang then threw back to Walker, who did the same thing at second.
All in all, it doesn’t feel or sound like a historic affair, but the record books say otherwise. We’re all part of history, folks. Even if it is a little esoteric and weird.