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Second Time in Baseball History

Second Time in Baseball History

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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!

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