Comments on: Triple Steals http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11033 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Rich http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11033/comment-page-1#comment-112163 Thu, 12 May 2011 20:15:41 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11033#comment-112163 @ 6
Jayson Werth stole 2nd, 3rd, and home in the same inning. I want to say it was last year, but I think it may have been 2009 against the Dodgers in Philadelphia.

It was 2009
http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/PHI/PHI200905120.shtml

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By: nightfly http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11033/comment-page-1#comment-112159 Thu, 12 May 2011 20:09:42 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11033#comment-112159 @11 - If you're the defense and you know the bags are packed, and you see the other guys breaking, why would you throw the ball? The guy stealing third can't be there with the guy who isn't stealing home yet. Delaying the break for home only means handing over an out for free, doesn't it?

So if I'm the catcher, I run the ball up the third-base line and the pitcher breaks for home. The guy on third can't try to steal with me heading his way and the guy coming from second is completely hosed.

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By: NJBaseball http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11033/comment-page-1#comment-111984 Thu, 12 May 2011 04:36:46 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11033#comment-111984 Jackie Robinson's 1956 Topps card actually depicts him stealing home on that triple steal on Aug. 29, 1955: http://njbaseball.blogspot.com/2011/04/stealing-home-on-56-topps-card.html

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11033/comment-page-1#comment-111977 Thu, 12 May 2011 04:01:20 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11033#comment-111977 This one is just too rich: Catcher Johnny Oates (11 career SB, 19 CS) -- who earlier in the game stole 2nd and scored on a 2-out single -- credited with the steal of home as part of a triple-steal, with pitcher Dave McNally batting and 1 out. Brooks Robinson took 3rd and Davey Johnson 2nd, each logging his only SB of the year After the dust had settled, McNally struck out, and Brooks was picked off 3rd base.
http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/TEX/TEX197206100.shtml

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11033/comment-page-1#comment-111974 Thu, 12 May 2011 03:50:23 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11033#comment-111974 This one has Tommy Davis leading Willie Davis and Ken McMullen. Might have been a collision at the plate, or else an argument, as Pirates catcher Jim Pagliaroni was replaced by Smoky Burgess immediately after the play.
http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/LAN/LAN196309200.shtml

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By: douglastheduke http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11033/comment-page-1#comment-111973 Thu, 12 May 2011 03:48:24 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11033#comment-111973 didn't Ichiro anchor an attempt at a triple steal sometime last year?

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11033/comment-page-1#comment-111972 Thu, 12 May 2011 03:47:13 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11033#comment-111972 This one has Joe Morgan leading the triple-steal (one of 4 SB in the game for him), with backup catcher Bill Plummer getting one of his 4 career SB as the trail man. It came with the pitcher batting, so it smells like a real steal.
http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/SFN/SFN197509141.shtml

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11033/comment-page-1#comment-111971 Thu, 12 May 2011 03:42:45 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11033#comment-111971 @7, Raphy -- That is a cool search trick you have there! Now I'm embarrassed to say that I never even thought of googling for B-R play-by-play info.

If you have any other tips, I'd love to hear them.

P.S. Thanks to Raphy's search, I found this triple-steal by the Tigers against the Yankees on July 4, 1961. Odd thing is, Rocky Colavito was at bat. Anyway, it gave Detroit a 3-2 lead in the top of the 9th. That lead didn't stand up -- but in the 10th, SP Frank Lary squeezed home the game-winner.
http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/NYA/NYA196107042.shtml

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By: Timmy P http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11033/comment-page-1#comment-111969 Thu, 12 May 2011 03:40:15 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11033#comment-111969 A pure triple steal has happened!

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By: DoubleDiamond http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11033/comment-page-1#comment-111949 Thu, 12 May 2011 02:08:24 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11033#comment-111949 "The Indians stole three bases on the same play Tuesday night, 15 days after they turned the 14th triple play in major league history."

Huh? Did they mean to say, "14th unassisted triple play in major league history"?

Yes, they must have:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CLE/CLE200805122.shtml

The Indians and Blue Jays split a doubleheader in Cleveland that day, with a pair of 3-0 scores. The unassisted triple play, by Asdrubal Cabrera (and now that I see the name, I actually remember reading about it at the time), came in the nightcap, which Cleveland lost in 10 innings. Cliff Lee pitched 9 scoreless innings. He gave up back-to-back singles to start the fifth but got out of it when Lyle Overbay hit that line drive to Cabrera. The Toronto starter, no, not Roy Halladay but Shawn Marcum, pitched 8 shutout innings.

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