The MLB season has been in full swing for nearly two months now. One of the rarest plays finally happened in the White Sox vs Astros game last night. It was the first of this MLB season. This is the longest it has taken for triple play to happen in the season since 1995.
The play for the White Sox came in the 3rd inning. At the time they were holding on to a 1-0 lead early in the game. It all started when Jake Marisnick came up to bat for Houston on a 1-1 count, the swing went right down the 3rd baseline to Yoan Moncada. Yoan fielded the ball and then the 5-4-3 triple play came about.
The 5-4-3 is the most common of ways a triple play can happen. That doesn’t change the rarity of the play though. It is a play that only happens on average around 5 times per season.
The last time the White Sox’s had a triple play was back in 2016, which they actually had 2 that season. One of them came against the Braves on 7/8/2016. Now here is where it gets crazy. The first one for the White Sox in 2016 came in a game against the Astros in Houston on 5/18/2016. That is three years and four days apart against the same team in their stadium.
Can the White Sox have a second triple play up their sleeves this season? Maybe for some time in July.
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