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Because Satan Is a Yankees Fan

Posted on | April 13, 2013 | 4 Comments

The Orioles had two men on base and nobody out in the top of the 8th. The Yankees were leading 5-2, but the O’s had the tying run at bat and the count went to 3-and-2. And then something happened that had never happened in the entire history of Major League Baseball:

Triple plays of any kind are rare: The Yankees hadn’t turned one at home since 1968, and the O’s hadn’t hit into a triple play since 1996, but this particular sequence for a triple play had never occurred, period. ViralRead sports editor Jeff Gurner on the historic play:

By the way, if you were keeping score at home, you can mark that gem as a 4-6-5-6-5-3-4 in your books.

Damn Yankees!



4 Responses to “Because Satan Is a Yankees Fan”

  1. Finrod Felagund
    April 13th, 2013 @ 3:32 pm

    I remember reading about a play back when Pete Rose was playing center field for the Cincinnati Reds, and a possible home-run ball was hit to left field. The left fielder went up to catch the ball at the fence, managed to get a glove on it but not catch it, and knocked it back towards the field. Rose had wandered over anyways, and happened to be right where the ball had been knocked to, so it went in the books as a fly-out, 7-8. If it wasn’t a unique play, it certainly isn’t a common one.

  2. Robin
    April 13th, 2013 @ 3:46 pm

    It looked like the shortstop never touched 2d base.

  3. TC_LeatherPenguin
    April 13th, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

    Satan, Shmatan… we bow at the altar of Darth Boss George!

  4. FOAF
    April 14th, 2013 @ 2:47 am

    They never do.