List of Major League Baseball triple plays

This is a list of the 717 triple plays in Major League Baseball since 1876. A triple play (denoted as TP in baseball statistics) is the rare act of making three outs during the same continuous play.

# Date Team Opponent Inning Runners on base Baserunners Batter Fielders Type
1 May 13, 1876 New York Mutuals Hartford Dark Blues 5th 1st, 2nd and 3rd Jack Remsen, Jack Burdock, Doug Allison Dick Higham 1B Joe Start, 2B Bill Craver 4*-3*-4*
2 June 29, 1876 St. Louis Brown Stockings New York Mutuals 6th 1st and 3rd Jim Holdsworth, Al Nichols Joe Start 1B Herman Dehlman, 3B Joe Battin, SS Dickey Pearce 6*-3*-5*
3 September 13, 1876 Philadelphia Athletics Cincinnati Reds 9th 1st and 2nd Dory Dean, Charlie Sweasy Redleg Snyder 3B Levi Meyerle, 2B Wes Fisler, 1B Ezra Sutton 5*-4*-3*
4 July 14, 1877 Boston Red Caps St. Louis Brown Stockings 7th 1st and 2nd
5 July 14, 1877 Hartford Dark Blues Chicago White Stockings 8th 1st and 2nd
6 August 1, 1877
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8 July 25, 1878
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10 June 26, 1879
11 May 7, 1880
12 May 20, 1880
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19 May 27, 1882
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688 April 15, 2012
689 April 20, 2012
690 August 21, 2012
691 April 12, 2013
692 April 17, 2014
693 May 18, 2014
694 June 6, 2014
695 July 1, 2014
696 August 24, 2014
697 September 14, 2014
698 May 9, 2015
699 May 23, 2015
700 July 26, 2015
701 September 1, 2015
702 April 22, 2016
703 April 29, 2016
704 May 18, 2016
705 July 8, 2016 Chicago White Sox Atlanta Braves 3rd 1st and 2nd Chase d'Arnaud, Gordon Beckham Freddie Freeman SS Tim Anderson, 1B José Abreu 6*-3*
706 July 29, 2016 Washington Nationals San Francisco Giants 8th 1st, 2nd and 3rd Denard Span, Angel Pagan, Buster Posey Brandon Crawford 1B Ryan Zimmerman

3B Anthony Rendon

3*-3*-5*
707 August 7, 2016 Philadelphia Phillies San Diego Padres 7th 1st and 2nd José Rondón, Derek Norris Jabari Blash 3B Maikel Franco, 2B César Hernández, 1B Tommy Joseph 5*-4*-3*
708 September 23, 2016 Milwaukee Brewers Cincinnati Reds 1st 1st and 2nd Scott Schebler, José Peraza Joey Votto 1B Chris Carter, 2B Orlando Arcia 3*-3*-6*
709 May 2, 2017 Baltimore Orioles Boston Red Sox 8th 1st and 2nd Dustin Pedroia, Mitch Moreland Jackie Bradley Jr. 1B Chris Davis, 2B Jonathan Schoop, SS J. J. Hardy 6-4*-4*-3*
710 June 1, 2017 Minnesota Twins Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 4th 1st and 2nd Yunel Escobar, Albert Pujols Jefry Marté 3B Miguel Sanó, 2B Brian Dozier, 1B Joe Mauer 5*-4*-3*
711 July 25, 2017 Cincinnati Reds New York Yankees 2nd 1st, 2nd and 3rd Chase Headley, Didi Gregorius, Matt Holliday Todd Frazier SS Jose Peraza, 1B Joey Votto, 3B Eugenio Suarez 6*-4*-5-6*
712 August 3, 2017
713 August 15, 2017 Boston Red Sox St. Louis Cardinals 4th 1st and 2nd Paul DeJong, Dexter Fowler Yadier Molina 3B Rafael Devers, 2B Eduardo Núñez, 1B Mitch Moreland 5*-4*-3*
714 August 27, 2017
715 September 8, 2017 Detroit Tigers Toronto Blue Jays 6th 1st and 2nd
716 April 19, 2018 Seattle Mariners Houston Astros 4th 1st and 2nd
717 August 16, 2018 Texas Rangers Los Angeles Angels 4th 1st, 2nd and 3rd

See also

References

General
  • "Triple Plays in Baseball". Baseball-Almanac.com. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
  • "SABR Triple Plays Database". Society for American Baseball Research. Society for American Baseball Research. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
Triple play

In baseball, a triple play (denoted as TP in baseball statistics) is the rare act of making three outs during the same continuous play.

Triple plays happen infrequently – there have been 719 triple plays in Major League Baseball (MLB) since 1876, an average of approximately five per season – because they depend on a combination of two elements, which are themselves uncommon:

First, there must be at least two baserunners, and no outs. From analysis of all MLB games 2011–2013, only 1.51% of at bats occur in such a scenario. By comparison, 27.06% of at bats occur with at least one baserunner and fewer than two outs, the scenario where a double play is possible.

Second, activity must occur during the play that enables the defense to make three outs. Common events – such as the batter striking out, or hitting a fly ball – do not normally provide opportunity for a triple play. A ball hit sharply and directly to an infielder, who then takes very quick action – or unusual action, confusion, or mistakes by the baserunners – is usually needed.

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