Just witnessed a live triple play!

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  1. Staffordshire

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    Youth ballpark is near my neighborhood and I always take a look as I drive by. Sometimes see a pitch, or a hit or a play in the field. But my timing was perfect as I neared my turn with a 12U game going on.

    With runners on 1st and 2nd, the left hand batter smashed a line drive down the first base line. The tall 1st baseman made a jump to his left, reaching high and snagged the ball as both runners broke. He stepped on 1st, turned and threw to second as the runner dove back to the bag. Field ump knew the deal and was staring at the base when he gave an emphatic pump for out 3.
     
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  3. G19Tony

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    That was worth mentioning. Thanks.
     
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    It's the little things. The really little things.
     
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    And here I'm thinking you were doing two chicks at once.
     
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    Very cool; nobody plays baseball more all-out hard core than the kids....
     
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    Glad you got the see it. Like seeing where a rainbow touches down on water.
     
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    Runners on first and second. Line drive to SS, he steps on second and runs to first rather than throw it.

    6 year old unassisted triple play.
     
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    Some kid is still smiling over that play.
     
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    Heady play from a 12yo.
     
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  11. Dynactus

    Dynactus The wind serenades a purified man.

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    Played baseball from Little League through Highschool. When I was younger, I enjoyed watching the physical part of playing baseball. I still enjoy watching the physical part, but as I get older, I enjoy the mental/strategy part of the game. Also, whenever five or more of my friends go to a game together, we bet among ourselves on just about anything pertaining to the game. Common bets are: whether or not the batter will fly out or ground out; at the end of an inning, when the ball is tossed back up to the mound, will it stop on the clay or the grass; will a certain player spit before the next pitch; two innings before he comes up to bat, will the pitcher strike out a particular hitter; will the next pitch result in a foul ball. It gets so crazy we require one guy in the group to be the scribe. He gets a quarter of the hall from the two biggest winners in the group, and he doesn't have to pay for his peanuts or hotdogs, or whatever. It gets so crazy that by the time the game is into the third inning, half the people in the stands around us want in on the action! With all this going on, it seems like the game is over in about 20 minutes! If kneeling becomes common in baseball, all bets are off.
     
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    As awesome as that is it pales in comparison to what I witnessed in the 1990s.

    I was on a slow pitch, all male softball team/league playing third base when our pitcher retired all three batters on strikeouts in the same inning.
     
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    At least OP wasn't texting.
     
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    My oldest, when he was 11, struck out 8 batters in 2 innings.

    They had just instituted the 'dropped third strike' rule.

    It was pretty funny to watch his face and eye roll when runners reached.
     
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    Hope the first baseman will remember that for a lifetime. Unassisted triples are rare at any level.

    I was in the stands the day Tulowiski had his unassisted triple. It took a while for a lot of fans to comprehend what had just happened. The stands sort of went quiet for a moment .


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9YQ8fhuTYs
     
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    I saw Eric Bruntlett’s live on tv to end the game. It was cool for him because he had a terrible game to that point, committing two errors and made up for it in one big moment.
     
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    I was catching on our slow pitch team, I talked a guy into striking out. It was pretty funny. The Umpire patted me on the head, and said, "That was your strike out.".
     
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    The most intense baseball game I ever watched was in 2006. My son was 10 years old and his team won the little league championship. Both teams played their hearts out and my sons team only won by 1 run. Little league baseball is the best sport to watch.