On Sunday, Phillies second baseman, Eric Bruntlett, became the second player in Major League History to complete and unassisted triple play to end a game. The last time it was performed was in 1927.
Runners were on first and second. Both runner were in motion for a double steal. The batter, Jeff Francoeur, hit a line drive directly to Bruntlett. The quick thinking Bruntlett caught the ball, tagged second base, and then tagged the runner coming from first base.
It’s hard enough getting a triple play, let alone one player doing it all by himself. Here’s the video. I think Bruntlett is surprised too!