Monday, April 30, 2007
You Don't See That Every Day! The Colorado Rockies' rookie shortstop, Troy Tulowitzki, turned an unassisted triple play. Reportedly, this was the 12th in major league history. Clearly, a play that rare bears mentioning. Tulowitzki wasn't even sure about it. After catching the drive hit at him (for the first out) and stepping on second to double up the runner who had been on second (out #2), Tulowitzki ran through the base, and tagged out Edgar Renteria, who was running from first base (triple play!!!). Tulowitzki didn't realize he'd just registered all three outs himself, so he went back and stepped on second base, then threw on to first base. You can't be too careful, when you're putting together an unassisted triple play. It can get really confusing.