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Unassisted Triple Plays

One of the rarest feats in baseball, the unassisted triple play has been accomplished only 14 times in major league history. Ironically, in what can only be described as a statistic anomaly, the trick was turned twice in two days in May of 1927.

Player, Position, TeamDateOpponent
Paul Hines, OF, ProvidenceMay 8, 1878Boston-NL
Neal Ball, SS, ClevelandJuly 19, 1909Boston-AL
Bill Wambganss, 2B, Cleveland*Oct. 10, 1920Brooklyn
George Burns, 1B, Boston-ALSept. 14, 1923Cleveland
Ernie Padgett, SS, Boston-NLOct. 6, 1923Philadelphia
Glenn Wright, SS, PittsburghMay 7, 1925St.Louis-NL
Jimmy Cooney, SS, Chicago-NLMay 30, 1927Pittsburgh
Johnny Neun, 1B, DetroitMay 31, 1927Cleveland
Ron Hansen, SS, WashingtonJuly 30, 1968Cleveland
Mickey Morandini, 2B, PhiladelphiaSept. 20, 1992Pittsburgh
John Valentin, SS, BostonJuly 8, 1994Seattle
Randy Velarde, 2B, OaklandMay 29, 2000NY Yankees
Rafael Furcal, SS, AtlantaAug. 10, 2003 St. Louis
Eric Bruntlett, 2B, Philadelphia PhilliesAug. 23, 2009NY Mets
*World Series game

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