Yankees turn the season's first triple play

The New York Yankees just turned in the season's first triple play

4/17/14 in MLB   |   JoeKukura   |   488 respect

Blog Photo - Yankees turn the season's first triple playThe game is still in progress, but we must alert you that the New York Yankees just executed the first triple play of the 2014 MLB season. With two runners on base and nobody out in the second inning of a Yankees-Rays game at Tropicana Field, Yangervis Solante, Brian Roberts and Scott Sizemore conspired to execute a rare and beautiful 5-4-3 triple play.

CC Sabathia was in a jam, with runners on first and second, no outs and the Rays' Sean Rodriguez at the plate. Want to see Sabathia get out of that jam in about 3.5 seconds? Take it away, MLB.com video!




Blog Photo - Yankees turn the season's first triple playAny triple play is historically significant, but let us count the ways in which this triple play was significant.

It was triple play No. 692 in the 145-year history of Major League Baseball.

It was Scott Sizemore's first-ever major league start at first base, and the triple play occurred in just the second inning of that start.

It is only five days past the one-year anniversary of the Yankees' most recent triple play (April 12, 2013). The pitcher benefiting from that triple play was also CC Sabathia. Sabathia was pitching for all three of the Yankees' last three triple plays, going back to 2010.

The Rays have hit into only three triple plays in their 16-year history. Sean Rodriguez hit into this one, and the one before. D'oh!

Tha game is still in progress, with the Yankees currently ahead 7-1.


 
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