Comments on: Back-to-back-to-back triples This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: Raphy Sun, 05 Jun 2011 02:37:54 +0000 Using the team batting event finder search for:
1950-2011 All Teams Triples
(I think I only used 1950-1981 because I knew it hadn't happened between 1981 and 2011)
Filter for Home team and bases --3.

You now have all of the games with triples that were hit with just a runner on 3rd. The results cover 2 pages. On each of those pages sort the results by Gm #. This will allow you to find all the games in which the home team hit 2 triples with just a runner on 3rd.

Repeat the process with road selected instead of home.

I hope that this explains it. If anything is unclear, please ask.

By: allan Sat, 04 Jun 2011 14:01:38 +0000 "...using the event finder to find games in which the home team or road team hit 2 triples with just a runner on 3rd..."

How do you do that?

By: eorns Fri, 03 Jun 2011 03:09:39 +0000 Also note that Andre Dawson hit a double after the three know he must have been thinking about it!

By: I love triples, so do the Blue Jays Thu, 02 Jun 2011 23:24:50 +0000 [...] Baseball Reference blog has some facts including the last time this happened was the Expos in 1981. Tweet Share on [...]

By: Raphy Thu, 02 Jun 2011 22:22:52 +0000 Other games with back-to-back triples:

May 6, 1981 bot. 9 Expos - Gates, Raines, Wallach:

April 25,1981 bot. 4 Cubs - Henderson, Durham , Morales:

June 8, 1961 Top 3 Athletics - Posada, Siebern , Pignatano:

Note: These games were found using the event finder to find games in which the home team or road team hit 2 triples with just a runner on 3rd and then manually checking the results. If a team advanced a runner between their back to back to back triples, it would not have been found with this search.

By: Lawrence Azrin Thu, 02 Jun 2011 21:03:01 +0000 @14/ kenh Says: 'In Canada, we call that a hat trick."

Well, if it were three in a row, it would be a PURE hat trick...

By: kenh Thu, 02 Jun 2011 20:04:06 +0000 In Canada, we call that a hat trick.

By: Doug Thu, 02 Jun 2011 19:54:58 +0000 @10.

Good point about Wallach.

Almost 9000 PAs in his career - he had 51 steals and 66 times caught stealing. In 1981, in 71 games, he attempted one steal and was caught.

By: Johnny Twisto Thu, 02 Jun 2011 19:08:14 +0000 I knew Fenway used to have different dimensions, but this indicates that 1934 was actually the season the fences came way *in*:

And three of the consecutive triplers probably weren't particularly fast. Ferrell was a catcher. Walters would eventually become an MVP and HOVG pitcher. This was his rookie season and he was actually a 3Bman at the time. I never knew that. Solters was an OF but only hit 4 triples and stole 9 bases that season. Reynolds played a fair amount of CF in his career and had multiple seasons of double-digits 3B and SB, so he could probably move a bit.

The five triples Boston hit in that game are the most any team has had in Fenway since 1919. Four teams hit four. On 9/25/29, BOS and NY combined for 6 triples. Detroit also hit a triple in the '34 game, so 6 appears to be the post-1919 park record. Anyone wanna see how that compares to other parks?

By: John Autin Thu, 02 Jun 2011 18:01:20 +0000 Random notes on that 4-straight-triples game:

-- The 4 triples came during a 12-run inning. Maybe Detroit's outfielders were exhausted.

-- Moose Solters set a sort of record 2 years later with the Browns when he had 134 RBI and a 95 OPS -- the most RBI accompanying a sub-100 OPS+ (by a margin of 10). (Solters also holds the unofficial career record for transactions involving groovy names, including Ski Melillo, Ivy Andrews, Lyn Lary, Oral Hildebrand, Bill Knickerbocker, Joe Vosmik, and Rip Radcliff.)

-- 4 straight triples is a freak event no matter how you slice it. But if it was ever going to be done by the Red Sox in Fenway, 1934 was a good year. Boston tied for the AL lead with 70 triples, and they hit 2/3 of those at home. (Incidentally, BoSox pitchers allowed just 17 triples that year. I wonder how often one team has outdone its opponents over the course of a season by a factor of 4 to 1 in any offensive category? Ruth's Yankees with HRs, I guess. Any other candidates?)