Play-By-Play Descriptions
of Baseball's Triple Plays (1970-1979)


Revised April 6, 2011

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6/6/1970                           NL Pittsburgh Pirates              vs   NL  Los Angeles Dodgers       Forbes Field/Three Rivers Stadium

Top 3  Inning      Score V-H    3  - 0     PLAY SEQUENCE: 6*-3*-5-6*           Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: 6(1)3(B)/TP.2XH(356)         # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     PIT     vs LAN

  Batter:   Wes Parker              First Willie Davis                      Second  Manny Mota                    Third

  Batter:      2       F     3              Runner 1:   1      F     46            Runner 2:   3      T     2                  Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Wes Parker (LAN) is the batter with an ?-? count. He hits a ground ball to the SS, Gene Alley who steps on the bag at second to retire the runner from first,

Willie Davis (OUT 1)

SS throws to the 1B (Al Oliver) who steps on the bag and puts out the batter, Wes Parker (OUT 2)

1B throws to the 3B (Richie Hebner) trapping the runner from second, Manny Mota who is trying to score. 3B throws to the SS who tags the runner at home

(OUT 3)

NOTE:

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6/26/1970                         AL California Angels               at   AL  Kansas City Royals          Municipal Stadium II

Bot 5  Inning      Score V-H    1  - 2     PLAY SEQUENCE: 5*-4*-3*              Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: 5(2)4(1)3/GTP                  # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     CAL    at KCA

  Batter:   Amos Otis              First Cookie Rojas                    Second  Paul Schaal                     Third

  Batter:      3       F     3              Runner 1:   2      F     46            Runner 2:   1      F     5                  Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Amos Otis (KCA) is the batter with a ?-? count. He hits a ground ball to the 3B, Chico Ruiz, who steps on third retiring the runner from second, Paul Schaal

(OUT 1)

3B throws to the 2B (Sandy Alomar Sr.) who steps on second putting out the runner from first, Cookie Rojas (OUT 2)

2B throws to the 1B (Billy Cowan) who puts out the batter, Amos Otis (OUT 3)

NOTE:  FIRST TRIPLE PLAY FOR ANGELS

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8/9/1970            Game 1     AL Cleveland Indians              at   AL  Washington Senators       R.F.K. Stadium

Bot 3  Inning      Score V-H    0  - 2     PLAY SEQUENCE: 5*-4*-3*              Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: 5(2)4(1)3/GTP                  # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     CLE    at WS2

  Batter:   Aurelio Rodriguez    First Rick Reichardt                  Second  Frank Howard                  Third

  Batter:      3       F     1              Runner 1:   2      F     2              Runner 2:   1      F     3                  Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Aurelio Rodriguez (WS2) is the batter with an 0-0 count. He hits a ground ball to the 3B, Graig Nettles who steps on the bag to retire the runner from second,

Frank Howard (OUT 1)

3B throws to the 2B (Eddie Leon) who putsout the runner from first, Rick Reichardt (OUT 2)

2B throws to the 1B (Duke Sims) who puts out the batter, Aurelio Rodriguez (OUT 3)

NOTE:

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4/28/1971                         AL Milwaukee Brewers             at   AL  Boston Red Sox              Fenway Park II

Bot 3  Inning      Score V-H    1  - 4     PLAY SEQUENCE: 6-4*-3*-2*           Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: 64(1)3(B)2(3)/TP#             # Men On: 2     [ 1-3    ]     MIL     at BOS

  Batter:   Billy Conigliaro        First Don Pavletich                   Second                                      Third  George Scott

  Batter:      2       F     1              Runner 1:   1      F     2              Runner 2:   0                                Runner 3:   3      T     H

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Billy Conigliaro (BOS) is the batter with a ?-? count. He hits a ground ball fielded by the SS, Rick Auerbach, who flips the ball to the 2B, Ted Kubiak who steps

on the bag to retire the runner from first, Don Pavletich (OUT 1)

2B throws to the 1B (Mike Hegan) who putsout the batter, Billy Conigliaro (OUT 2)

1B throws home to the C (Ellie Rodriguez) who tags out the runner from third, George Scott (OUT 3)

NOTE:

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7/9/1971                           NL Pittsburgh Pirates              vs   NL  Atlanta Braves                 Three Rivers Stadium

Top 7  Inning      Score V-H    2  - 11   PLAY SEQUENCE: 5*-4*-3*              Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: 5(2)4(1)3/GTP                  # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     PIT     vs ATL

  Batter:   Leo Foster              First Sonny Jackson                 Second  Hal King                         Third

  Batter:      3       F     1              Runner 1:   2      F     2              Runner 2:   1      F     3                  Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Leo Foster (ATL) is the batter in his ML debut game (3rd AB). He hits a ground ball fielded by the 3B, Richie Hebner, who steps on the bag to retire the runner

 from second, Hal King (OUT 1)

3B throws to the 2B (Dave Cash) who steps on the bag to putout the runner from first, Sonny Jackson (OUT 2)

2B throws to the 1B (Bob Robertson) who putsout the batter, Leo Foster (OUT 3)

NOTE:

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7/16/1971                         NL Houston Astros                 vs   NL  New York Mets                Astrodome

Top 3  Inning      Score V-H    1  - 4     PLAY SEQUENCE: 6*-3*-5*              Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: 6(B)4(1)5(2)/LTP               # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     HOU   vs NYN

  Batter:   Cleon Jones            First Tommie Agee                   Second  Ken Boswell                    Third

  Batter:      2       F     1              Runner 1:   1      F     2              Runner 2:   3      T     3                  Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Cleon Jones (NYN) is the batter with an ?-? count. He hits a ground ball to the SS, Roger Metzger, near second who steps on the bag to force the runner from

 first, Tommie Agee (OUT 1)

SS throws to the 1B (Denis Menke) who retires the batter, Cleon Jones (OUT 2)

1B throws to the 3B (Doug Rader) who tags the runner from second, Ken Boswell, on a delayed advance. (OUT 3)

NOTE:  FIRST TRIPLE PLAY FOR HOUSTON ASTROS

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8/1/1971                           NL San Diego Padres              vs   NL  Atlanta Braves                 Jack Murphy Stadium

Top 7  Inning      Score V-H    0  - 2     PLAY SEQUENCE: 4*-3*-6*              Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: 4(B)43(1)36(2)/LTP            # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     SDN   vs ATL

  Batter:   Oscar Brown           First Hal King                          Second  Earl Williams                   Third

  Batter:      1       G     B             Runner 1:   2      D     1              Runner 2:   3      D     2                  Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Oscar Brown (ATL) is the batter with a ?-? count. He hits a line drive to the 2B, Don Mason (OUT 1)

2B throws to the 1B (Nate Colbert) who nabs the runner caught off first, Hal King (OUT 2)

1B then fired to the SS (Enzo Hernandez) who nailed the runner caught off second, Earl Williams (OUT 3)

NOTE:

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9/17/1971                         NL Houston Astros                 vs   NL  Cincinnati Reds               Astrodome

Top 2  Inning      Score V-H    1  - 0     PLAY SEQUENCE: 4*-6*-3*              Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: 4(B)6(2)3(1)/LTP               # Men On: 3     [ 1-2-3  ]     HOU   vs CIN

  Batter:   Darrel Chaney          First Pat Corrales                     Second  George Foster                 Third  Bernie Carbo

  Batter:      1       G     B             Runner 1:   3      D     1              Runner 2:   2      D     2                  Runner 3:   4

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Darrel Chaney (CIN)is the batter with a ?-? count. He hits a line drive directly at the 2B, Joe Morgan, retiring the batter (OUT 1)

2B throws to the SS (Roger Metzger) who doubles up the runner from second, George Foster (OUT 2)

SS throws to the 1B (John Mayberry) who putsout the runner from first, Pat Corrales,  who is caught off base (OUT 3)

NOTE:

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5/25/1972                         AL Boston Red Sox                vs   AL  Baltimore Orioles             Fenway Park II

Top 4  Inning      Score V-H    1  - 2     PLAY SEQUENCE: 3*-3*-6*              Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: 3(B)3(1)6(2)/LTP               # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     BOS   vs BAL

  Batter:   Ellie Hendricks         First Don Baylor                      Second  Terry Crowley                  Third

  Batter:      1       G     B             Runner 1:   2      D     1              Runner 2:   3      T     23                Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Ellie Hendricks (BAL) is the batter with a ?-? count. He hits a line drive directly at the 1B, Duane Josephson (OUT 1)

1B steps on the bag to double up the runner from first, Don Baylor, who is caught off the base (OUT 2)

1B throws to the SS (Luis Aparicio) who tags the runner from second, Terry Crowley (OUT 3)

NOTE:

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6/3/1972                           NL Montreal Expos                 vs   NL  Houston Astros               Jarry Park

Top 2  Inning      Score V-H    0  - 0     PLAY SEQUENCE: 2-5*-3*-6*           Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: 25(2)3(B)6(1)/TP               # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     MON   vs HOU

  Batter:   Tommy Helms         First Doug Rader                     Second  Bob Watson                    Third

  Batter:      2       F     1              Runner 1:   3      F     2              Runner 2:   1      F     3                  Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Tommy Helms (HOU) is the batter with a ?-? count. He hits a chopped ground ball fielded by the C (Terry Humphrey) who throws to the 3B (Bob Bailey) who

steps on the bag to retire the runner from second, Bob Watson (OUT 1)

3B throws to the 1B (Mike Jorgensen) who putsout the batter, Tommy Helms (OUT 2)

1B throws to the SS (Tim Foli) who putsout the runner from first, Doug Rader (OUT 3)

NOTE:

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6/4/1972                           NL San Diego Padres              vs   NL  Chicago Cubs                 Jack Murphy Stadium

Top 9  Inning      Score V-H    3  - 1     PLAY SEQUENCE: 6*-4*-3*              Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: 6(2)4(1)3/GTP                  # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     SDN   vs CHN

  Batter:   Randy Hundley        First Jose Cardenal                  Second  Carmen Fanzone              Third

  Batter:      3       F     1              Runner 1:   2      F     2              Runner 2:   1      T     23                Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Randy Hundley (CHN) is the batter with a ?-? count. He hits a ground ball to the SS (Rafael Robles) who tags the runner from second, Carmen Fanzone

(OUT 1)

SS throws to the 2B (Derrel Thomas) who steps on the bag to retire the runner from first, Jose Cardenal (OUT 2)

2B throws to the 1B (Nate Colbert) who putsout the batter, Randy Hundley (OUT 3)

NOTE:

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6/27/1972                         AL California Angels               at   AL  Minnesota Twins             Metropolitan Stadium

Bot 4  Inning      Score V-H    1  - 1     PLAY SEQUENCE: 7*-5-4*-6*           Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: 7(B)54(3)6(2)/TP               # Men On: 2     [ 2-3    ]     CAL    at MIN

  Batter:   Jim Nettles             First                                      Second  Steve Braun                    Third  Harmon Killebrew

  Batter:      1       G     B             Runner 1:   0                            Runner 2:   3      T     3                  Runner 3:   2      T     H

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Jim Nettles (MIN) is the batter with a ?-? count. He hits a fly ball fielded by the LF, Jim Spencer (OUT 1)

LF throws to the 3B (Ken McMullen) who relays to the 2B (Sandy Alomar Sr.) who tags the runner from third at home, Harmon Killebrew (OUT 2)

2B throws to the SS (Leo Cardenas) covering third who tags out the runner from second, Steve Braun (OUT 3)

NOTE:

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7/2/1972                           NL Chicago Cubs                   at   NL  Pittsburgh Pirates            Three Rivers Stadium

Bot 7  Inning      Score V-H    2  - 7     PLAY SEQUENCE: 5*-4*-3*              Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: 5(2)4(1)3(B)/TP                # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     CHN   at PIT

  Batter:   Manny Sanguillen     First Al Oliver                          Second  Jackie Hernandez             Third

  Batter:      3       F     1              Runner 1:   2      F     2              Runner 2:   1      F     3                  Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Manny Sanguillen (PIT) is the batter with a ?-? count. He hits a ground ball fielded by the 3B, Ron Santo who steps on the bag to retire the runner from second,

 Jackie Hernandez (OUT 1)

3B throws to the 2B (Glenn Beckert) who steps on the bag to putout the runner from first, Al Oliver (OUT 2)

2B throws to the 1B (Jim Hickman) who putouts the slow footed batter, Manny Sanguillen (OUT 3)

NOTE:

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8/13/1972                         AL Kansas City Royals            at   AL  Texas Rangers                Arlington Stadium

Bot 3  Inning      Score V-H    1  - 2     PLAY SEQUENCE: 2-5*-4*-5*           Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: 25(2)4(B)/BG/TP.1X3(45)    # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     KCA   at TEX

  Batter:   Toby Harrah            First Elliott Maddox                  Second  Dick Bosman                   Third

  Batter:      2       T     12            Runner 1:   3      T     23            Runner 2:   1      F     3                  Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Toby Harrah (TEX) is the batter with a ?-? count. He bunts a ground ball fielded by the C (Ed Kirkpatrick) who throws to the 3B (Paul Schaal) to retire the

runner from second, Dick Bosman (OUT 1)

3B thows to the 2B (Cookie Rojas) who tags the batter, Toby Harrah, who has rounded first heading to second (OUT 2)

2B throws to the 3B (Paul Schaal) who tags the runner from first, Elliott Maddox, attempting to take third on the play on the batter (OUT 3)

NOTE:

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6/13/1973                         NL Montreal Expos                 vs   NL  San Diego Padres             Jarry Park

Top 7  Inning      Score V-H    1  - 3     PLAY SEQUENCE: 4-6*-3*-2*           Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: 46(1)3(B)2(2)/TP.3-H(NR)    # Men On: 3     [ 1-2-3  ]     MON   vs SDN

  Batter:   Jerry Morales           First Enzo Hernandez               Second  Gene Locklear                 Third  Dwain Anderson

  Batter:      2       F     1              Runner 1:   1      F     2              Runner 2:   3      T     H                 Runner 3:   5

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Jerry Morales (SDN) is the batter with a ?-? count. He hits a ground ball fielded by the 2B (Ron Hunt) who flips the ball to the SS (Tim Foli) covering second

who forces the runner from first, Enzo Hernandez (OUT 1)

SS throws to the 1B (Mike Jorgensen) who putsout the batter, Jerry Morales (OUT 2) The runner from third, Dwain Anderson scores.

1B throws to the C (John Boccabella) who tags the runner from second, Gene Locklear (OUT 3)

NOTE:

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7/7/1973                           AL Baltimore Orioles               vs   AL  Oakland Athletics            Memorial Stadium

Top 4  Inning      Score V-H    3  - 1     PLAY SEQUENCE: 5*-4*-3*              Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: 5(2)4(1)3/GTP                  # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     BAL   vs OAK

  Batter:   Gene Tenace           First Deron Johnson                 Second  Reggie Jackson               Third

  Batter:      3       F     1              Runner 1:   2      F     2              Runner 2:   1      F     3                  Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Gene Tenace (OAK) is the batter with a ?-? count. He hits a ground ball to the 3B (Brooks Robinson) who steps on the bag to putout the runner from second,

Reggie Jackson (OUT 1)

3B throws to the 2B (Bobby Grich) to putsout the runner from first, Deron Johnson (OUT 2)

2B throws to the 1B (Enos Cabell) who retires the batter, Gene Tenace (OUT 3)

NOTE:

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9/3/1973            Game 2     AL Cleveland Indians              at   AL  Milwaukee Brewers           County Stadium

Bot 1  Inning      Score V-H    0  - 2     PLAY SEQUENCE: 4*-4*-3*              Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: 4(B)4(2)3(1)/LTP               # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     CLE    at MIL

  Batter:   Don Money             First George Scott                    Second  Dave May                        Third

  Batter:      1       G     B             Runner 1:   3      D     1              Runner 2:   2      D     2                  Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Don Money (MIL) is the batter with a ?-? count. He hits a line drive speared by the 2B, Jack Brohamer OUT 1)

2B steps on second to putout the runner at second, Dave May, who is caught off the bag (OUT 2)

2B throws to the 1B (Chris Chambliss) who retires the runner caught off first, George Scott (OUT 3)

NOTE:

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9/20/1973                         AL Baltimore Orioles               at   AL  Detroit Tigers                  Tiger Stadium

Bot 5  Inning      Score V-H    8  - 0     PLAY SEQUENCE: 5*-4*-3*              Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: 5(2)4(1)3/GTP                  # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     BAL    at DET

  Batter:   Frank Howard          First Aurelio Rodriguez             Second  Dick Sharon                    Third

  Batter:      3       F     1              Runner 1:   2      F     2              Runner 2:   1      F     3                  Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Frank Howard (DET) is the batter with a ?-? count. He hits a ground ball to the 3B (Brooks Robinson) who steps on the bag to force the runner from second,

Dick Sharon (OUT 1)

3B throws to the 2B (Bobby Grich) who toes the bag to putout the runner from first, Aurelio Rodriguez (OUT 2)

2B throws to the 1B (Terry Crowley) who retires the batter, Frank Howard (OUT 3)

NOTE:

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9/7/1975                           NL Montreal Expos                 vs   NL  Pittsburgh Pirates            Jarry Park

Top 4  Inning      Score V-H    3  - 0     PLAY SEQUENCE: 6*-4*-3*              Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: 6(B)4(2)3(1)/TP                # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     MON   vs PIT

  Batter:   Art Howe                First Richie Zisk                       Second  Dave Parker                     Third

  Batter:      1       G     B             Runner 1:   3      D     1              Runner 2:   2      D     2                  Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Art Howe (PIT) is the batter with a 2-1 count. He hits a pop fly fielded by the SS, Tim Foli (OUT 1)

SS flips the ball to the 2B (Pete Mackanin) who touches the bag to double up the runner from second, Dave Parker, who is caught off base (OUT 2)

2B throws to the 1B (Jose Morales) who putsout the runner from first, Richie Zisk (OUT 3)

NOTE:

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6/7/1976                           AL Cleveland Indians              vs   AL  Minnesota Twins             Cleveland Stadium

Top 5  Inning      Score V-H    4  - 1     PLAY SEQUENCE: 1*-6*-3*              Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: 1(B)6(2)3(1)/LTP               # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     CLE    vs MIN

  Batter:   Butch Wynegar        First Dan Ford                         Second  Larry Hisle                      Third

  Batter:      1       G     B             Runner 1:   3      D     1              Runner 2:   2      D     2                  Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Butch Wynegar (MIN) is the batter with a ?-? count. He hits a line drive snagged by the P, Stan Thomas (OUT 1)

P spins and throws to the SS (Frank Duffy) who doubles up the runner caught off second, Larry Hisle (OUT 2)

SS throws to the 1B (Doug Howard) who retires the runner caught off first, Dan Ford (OUT 3)

NOTE:

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6/21/1976                         NL San Francisco Giants          at   NL  San Diego Padres             Jack Murphy Stadium

Bot 3  Inning      Score V-H    0  - 2     PLAY SEQUENCE: 3*-6*-3*              Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: 3(B)6(2)3(1)/LTP               # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     SFN    at SDN

  Batter:   Willie McCovey        First Willie Davis                      Second  Tito Fuentes                   Third

  Batter:      1       G     B             Runner 1:   3      D     1              Runner 2:   2      D     2                  Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Willie McCovey (SDN) is the batter with a ?-? count. He hits a line drive directly to the 1B, Darrell Evans (OUT 1)

1B throws to the SS (Chris Speier) who putsout the runner caught off second, Tito Fuentes (OUT 2)

SS throws back to the 1B (Darrell Evans) who tags the runner caught off first, Willie Davis (OUT 3)

NOTE:

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7/25/1976          Game 1     AL Minnesota Twins               at   AL  Chicago White Sox           Comiskey Park

Bot 1  Inning      Score V-H    0  - 2     PLAY SEQUENCE: 2*-6*-6*              Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: 2(B)6(2)6(1)/BP/FL/TP        # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     MIN    at CHA

  Batter:   Bill Stein                First Jim Spencer                     Second  Jorge Orta                      Third

  Batter:      1       G     B             Runner 1:   3      D     1              Runner 2:   2      D     2                  Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Bill Stein (CHA) is the batter with a ?-? count. He bunts a foul ball popup fielded by the catcher, Glenn Borgmann (OUT 1)

C throws to the SS (Luis Gomez) who doubles up the runner off second, Jorge Orta (OUT 2)

SS runs after the runner from first, Jim Spencer,  and tags him (OUT 3)

NOTE:

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4/22/1977                         AL Seattle Mariners                 vs   AL  Kansas City Royals          Kingdome

Top 4  Inning      Score V-H    1  - 2     PLAY SEQUENCE: 6*-3*-2*              Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: 64(1)3(B)2(3)/TP               # Men On: 2     [ 1-3    ]     SEA    vs KCA

  Batter:   Darrell Porter           First Amos Otis                       Second                                      Third  John Mayberry

  Batter:      2       F     1              Runner 1:   1      F     2              Runner 2:   0                                Runner 3:   3      T     H

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Darrell Porter (KCA) is the batter with a ?-? count. He hits a ground ball fielded by the SS (Craig Reynolds) who steps on second to force the runner from first,

 Amos Otis (OUT 1)

SS throws to the 1B (Dan Meyer) to retire the batter, Darrell Porter (OUT 2)

1B throws home to the C (Skip Jutze) who puts the tag on the sliding runner from third, John Mayberry (OUT 3)

NOTE:

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5/8/1977                           NL St. Louis Cardinals             vs   NL  Houston Astros               Busch Stadium II

Top 3  Inning      Score V-H    1  - 0     PLAY SEQUENCE: 4*-6*-3*              Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: 4(B)6(2)3(1)/LTP               # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     SLN    vs HOU

  Batter:   Willie Crawford        First Cesar Cedeno                   Second  Enos Cabell                    Third

  Batter:      1       G     B             Runner 1:   3      D     1              Runner 2:   2      D     2                  Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Willie Crawford (HOU) is the batter with a ?-? count. He hits a hard line drive directly at the 2B (Mike Tyson) who grabs it (OUT 1)

2B throws to the SS (Don Kessinger) who is covering second and who putsout the runner caught off second, Enos Cabell (OUT 2)

SS throws to the 1B (Keith Hernandez) who retires the runner caught off first, Cesar Cedeno (OUT 3)

NOTE:

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6/3/1977                           AL Baltimore Orioles               at   AL  Kansas City Royals          Royals Stadium

Bot 9  Inning      Score V-H    7  - 5     PLAY SEQUENCE: 9*-6*-4-6*           Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: 9(B)6(1)46(2)/SF/TP.3-H     # Men On: 3     [ 1-2-3  ]     BAL    at KCA

  Batter:   John Wathan           First Freddie Patek                   Second  Dave Nelson                    Third  Al Cowens

  Batter:      1       G     B             Runner 1:   2      T     12            Runner 2:   3      T     23                Runner 3:   5

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

John Wathan (KCA) is the batter with a ?-? count. Ht hits a sacrifice fly ball fielded by the RF (Pat Kelly). The runner from third, Al Cowens scores (OUT 1)

RF throws to the SS (Mark Belanger) who tags the runner coming from first, Freddie Patek (OUT 2)

SS throws to the 2B (Billy Smith) who has the runner from second, Dave Nelson, in a pickle. 2B throws back to the SS who puts on the tag (OUT 3)

NOTE:  END OF GAME

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7/14/1977                         AL California Angels               vs   AL  Seattle Mariners               Anaheim Stadium

Top 5  Inning      Score V-H    4  - 1     PLAY SEQUENCE: 5*-4*-3*              Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: 5(2)4(1)3(B)/GTP              # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     CAL   vs SEA

  Batter:   Leroy Stanton         First Bill Stein                         Second  Dave Collins                    Third

  Batter:      3       F     1              Runner 1:   2      F     2              Runner 2:   1      F     3                  Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Leroy Stanton (SEA) is the batter with a ?-? count. He hits a ground ball fielded by the 3B (Ron Jackson) who steps on the bag to force the runner from second,

Dave Collins (OUT 1)

3B throws to the 2B (Jerry Remy) who putsout by force the runner from first, Bill Stein (OUT 2)

2B throws to the 1B (Tony Solaita) who retires the batter, Leroy Stanton (OUT 3)

NOTE:

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7/23/1977                         AL California Angels               at   AL  Minnesota Twins             Metropolitan Stadium

Bot 6  Inning      Score V-H    3  - 9     PLAY SEQUENCE: 6*-4*-3*              Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores, SABR Stew Thornley,

                                                                                                         SABR Jeff David

  Event: 6(B)64(2)43(1)/LTP            # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     CAL    at MIN

  Batter:   Lyman Bostock       First Mike Cubbage                  Second  Jerry Terrell                     Third

  Batter:      1       G     B             Runner 1:   3      D     1              Runner 2:   2      D     2                  Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Lyman Bostock (MIN) is the batter with a 3-2 count. He hits a line drive fielded by the SS (Rance Mulliniks) just off the dirt and the umpire immediately signaled

"out" but Mulliniks didn't hear the call. (OUT 1)

SS could have completed an unassisted TP but instead he flipped the ball over to the 2B (Jerry Remy) who stepped on the bag to putout the runner caught off

second, Jerry Terrell (OUT 2)

Meanwhile, the runner from first, Mike Cubbage, had slid into second and the SS or the 2B could have bent over to tag him, but the 2B threw to the 1B (Tony

Solaita) who putout Cubbage (OUT 3)

NOTE:

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8/8/1977            Game 2     AL Texas Rangers                  vs   AL  Oakland Athletics            Arlington Stadium

Top 5  Inning      Score V-H    0  - 3     PLAY SEQUENCE: 5*-4*-3*              Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: 5(2)4(1)3(B)/GTP              # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     TEX    vs OAK

  Batter:   Manny Sanguillen     First Rich McKinney                 Second  Mitchell Page                   Third

  Batter:      3       F     1              Runner 1:   2      F     2              Runner 2:   1      F     3                  Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Manny Sanguillen (OAK) is the batter with a ?-? count. He hits a ground ball fielded by the 3B (Toby Harrah) who steps on the bag to retire the runner from

second, Mitchell Page (OUT 1)

3B throws to the 2B (Bump Wills) who forces the runner from first, Rich McKinney (OUT 2)

2B throws to the 1B (Mike Hargrove) who retires the batter, Manny Sanguillen (OUT 3)

NOTE:  FIRST TRIPLE PLAY FOR TEXAS RANGERS

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4/6/1978                           NL Houston Astros                 at   NL  Cincinnati Reds               Riverfront Stadium

Bot 7  Inning      Score V-H    5  - 11   PLAY SEQUENCE: 2*-6*-5-6*           Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: K+CS2(26)/TP.3XH(656)      # Men On: 2     [ 1-3    ]     HOU   at CIN

  Batter:   Dan Driessen           First George Foster                  Second                                      Third  Joe Morgan

  Batter:      1       X     B             Runner 1:   2      T     2              Runner 2:   0                                Runner 3:   3      T     H

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Dan Driessen (CIN) is the batter with a ?-? count. He strikes out (OUT 1)

C (Joe Ferguson) throws to the SS (Roger Metzger) who is covering second on an attempted steal by the runner from first, George Foster who is tagged out

(OUT 2)

SS throws over to the 3B (Enos Cabell) who has trapped the third base runner (Joe Morgan) between third and home. The 3B throws back to the SS who tags

the runner at home (OUT 3)

NOTE:

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4/11/1978                         NL San Diego Padres               at   NL  Atlanta Braves                 Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Bot 2  Inning      Score V-H    0  - 0     PLAY SEQUENCE: 5*-4*-3*              Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: 5(2)4(1)3/TP                    # Men On: 3     [ 1-2-3  ]     SDN    at ATL

  Batter:   Phil Niekro              First Pat Rockett                      Second  Rod Gilbreath                  Third  Dale Murphy

  Batter:      3       F     1              Runner 1:   2      F     2              Runner 2:   1      F     3                  Runner 3:   4

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Phil Niekro (ATL) is the batter with a ?-? count. He hits a ground fielded by the 3B (Bill Almon) who steps on the bag to force the runner from second, Rod

Gilbreath (OUT 1)

3B throws to the 2B (Derrell Thomas) who touches second to retire the runner from first, Pat Rockett (OUT 2)

2B throws to the 1B (Gene Richards) who putsout the batter, Phil Niekro (OUT 3)

NOTE:

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4/21/1978                         NL Houston Astros                 at   NL  Los Angeles Dodgers       Dodger Stadium

Bot 9  Inning      Score V-H    8  - 6     PLAY SEQUENCE: 3*-3*-6*              Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: 3(B)3(1)6(2)/TP                # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     HOU   at LAN

  Batter:   Ron Cey                 First Reggie Smith                   Second  Bill Russell                     Third

  Batter:      1       G     B             Runner 1:   2      D     1              Runner 2:   3      D     2                  Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Ron Cey (LAN) is the batter with a ?-? count. He hits a short fly ball fielded by the 1B (Bob Watson) who retires the batter, Ron Cey (OUT 1)

1B steps on the bag to double up the runner caught off first, Reggie Smith (OUT 2)

1B throws to the SS (Roger Metzger) who putsout the runner caught off second, Bill Russell (OUT 3)

NOTE:  END OF GAME

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4/22/1978                         AL Toronto Blue Jays             vs   AL  Chicago White Sox           Exhibition Stadium

Top 2  Inning      Score V-H    1  - 0     PLAY SEQUENCE: 1*-3*-6*              Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: 1(B)3(1)6(2)/BP/TP            # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     TOR   vs CHA

  Batter:   Junior Moore           First Ron Blomberg                  Second  Lamar Johnson               Third

  Batter:      1       G     B             Runner 1:   2      D     1              Runner 2:   3      D     2                  Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Junior Moore (CHA) is the batter with a ?-? count. He hits a bunt that pops-up which is fielded by the P, Jim Clancy (OUT 1)

P throws to the 1B (John Mayberry) who doubles up the runner caught off first, Ron Blomberg (OUT 2)

1B throws to the SS (Luis Gomez) who putsout the runner caught off second, Lamar Johnson (OUT 3)

NOTE:  FIRST TRIPLE PLAY FOR TORONTO BLUE JAYS

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7/15/1978                         NL Atlanta Braves                  vs   NL  Philadelphia Phillies         Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Top 7  Inning      Score V-H    0  - 3     PLAY SEQUENCE: 5*-4*-3*              Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: 5(2)4(1)3/TP                    # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     ATL    vs PHI

  Batter:   Jose Cardenal         First Richie Hebner                   Second  Greg Luzinski                  Third

  Batter:      3       F     1              Runner 1:   2      F     2              Runner 2:   1      F     3                  Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Jose Cardenal (PHI) is the batter with a ?-? count. He hits a ground ball fielded by the 3B (Bob Horner) who forces the runner from second, Greg Luzinski

(OUT 1)

3B throws to the 2B (Glenn Hubbard) who forces the runner from first, Richie Hebner (OUT 2)

2B throws to the 1B (Dale Murphy) who retires the batter (OUT 3)

NOTE:

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9/9/1978                           AL Baltimore Orioles               at   AL  Toronto Blue Jays            Exhibition Stadium

Bot 6  Inning      Score V-H    3  - 0     PLAY SEQUENCE: 5*-4*-3*              Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: 5(2)4(1)3/GTP#                 # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     BAL    at TOR

  Batter:   Rick Cerone            First Dave McKay                     Second  Doug Ault                       Third

  Batter:      3       F     1              Runner 1:   2      F     2              Runner 2:   1      F     3                  Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Rick Cerone (TOR) is the batter with a ?-? count. He hits a ground ball fielded by the 3B (Doug DeCinces) who forces the runner from second, Doug Ault

(OUT 1)

3B throws to the 2B (Rich Dauer) who forces the runner from first, Dave McKay (OUT 2)

2B throws to the 1B (Eddie Murray) who retires the batter, Rick Cerone (OUT 3)

NOTE:

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5/7/1979                           AL Oakland Athletics              at   AL  Baltimore Orioles             Memorial Stadium

Bot 3  Inning      Score V-H    3  - 3     PLAY SEQUENCE: 5*-4*-3*              Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Score writeup

  Event: 5(2)4(1)3/GTP                  # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     OAK   at BAL

  Batter:   Gary Roenicke         First Eddie Murray                    Second  Ken Singleton                 Third

  Batter:      3       F     1              Runner 1:   2      F     2              Runner 2:   1      F     3                  Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Gary Roenicke (BAL) is the batter with a ?-? count. He hits a ground ball fielded by the 3B (Wayne Gross) who forces the runner from second, Ken Singleton

(OUT 1)

3B throws to the 2B (Mickey Klutts) who steps on the bag to force the runner from first, Eddie Murray (OUT 2)

2B throws to the 1B (Dave Revering) who retires the batter (OUT 3)

NOTE:  FIRST TRIPLE PLAY FOR OAKLAND ATHLETICS

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5/10/1979                         AL Boston Red Sox                vs   AL  California Angels             Fenway Park II

Top 7  Inning      Score V-H    5  - 3     PLAY SEQUENCE: 4*-6*-3*              Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: 4(B)6(2)3(1)/P/TP              # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     BOS   vs CAL

  Batter:   Joe Rudi                First Don Baylor                      Second  Rod Carew                      Third

  Batter:      1       G     B             Runner 1:   3      D     1              Runner 2:   2      D     2                  Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Joe Rudi (CAL) is the batter with a ?-? count. He hits a pop-up to the 2B (Jerry Remy) to retire the batter, Joe Rudi (OUT 1)

2B flips the ball over to the SS (Rick Burleson) who catches the runner caught off second, Rod Carew (OUT 2)

SS throws over to the 1B (George Scott) who putsout the runner caught off first, Don Baylor (OUT 3)

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5/16/1979                         AL Milwaukee Brewers             at   AL  California Angels             Anaheim Stadium

Bot 2  Inning      Score V-H    2  - 1     PLAY SEQUENCE: 5*-4*-3*              Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: 5(2)4(1)3/GTP                  # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     MIL     at CAL

  Batter:   Bobby Grich           First Carney Lansford               Second  Joe Rudi                        Third

  Batter:      3       F     1              Runner 1:   2      F     2              Runner 2:   1      F     3                  Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Bobby Grich (CAL) is the batter with a ?-? count. He hits a ground ball fielded by the 3B (Sal Bando) who steps on the bag to force the runner from second, Joe

 Rudi (OUT 1)

3B throws to the 2B (Paul Molitor) who forces the runner from first, Carney Lansford (OUT 2)

2B throws to the 1B (Cecil Cooper) who retires the batter, Bobby Grich (OUT 3)

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6/10/1979                         AL Baltimore Orioles               vs   AL  Texas Rangers                Memorial Stadium

Top 6  Inning      Score V-H    3  - 1     PLAY SEQUENCE: 5*-4*-3*              Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: 5(B)4(2)3(1)/LTP               # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     BAL   vs TEX

  Batter:   Buddy Bell              First Pat Putnam                      Second  Al Oliver                         Third

  Batter:      1       G     B             Runner 1:   3      D     1              Runner 2:   2      D     2                  Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Buddy Bell (TEX) is the batter with a ?-? count. He hits a line drive directly at the 3B, Doug DeCinces (OUT 1)

3B throws to the 2B (Rich Dauer) who putouts the runner caught off second, Al Oliver (OUT 2)

2B throws to the 1B (Eddie Murray) who putsout the runner caught off first, Pat Putnam (OUT 3)

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6/19/1979                         AL Oakland Athletics              vs   AL  Kansas City Royals          Oakland Coliseum

Top 6  Inning      Score V-H    3  - 3     PLAY SEQUENCE: 5*-4*-3*              Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Score writeup

  Event: 5(2)4(1)3/GTP                  # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     OAK   vs KCA

  Batter:   Al Cowens              First George Scott                    Second  Darrell Porter                   Third

  Batter:      3       F     1              Runner 1:   2      F     2              Runner 2:   1      F     3                  Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Al Cowens (KCA) is the batter with a ?-? count. He hits a ground ball fielded by the 3B (Wayne Gross) who forces the runner from second, Darrell Porter

(OUT 1)

3B throws to the 2B (Mike Edwards) who forces the runner from first, George Scott (OUT 2)

2B throws to the 1B (Dave Revering) who retires the batter, Al Cowens (OUT 3)

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6/23/1979                         AL Oakland Athletics              vs   AL  Texas Rangers                Oakland Coliseum

Top 4  Inning      Score V-H    2  - 3     PLAY SEQUENCE: 5*-8*-6-8*           Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Score writeup

  Event: 5/TP.2X3(58);1X2(868)        # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     OAK   vs TEX

  Batter:   Johnny Grubb         First Bill Sample                      Second  Oscar Gamble                 Third

  Batter:      1       G     B             Runner 1:   3      T     12            Runner 2:   2      T     23                Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Johnny Grubb (TEX) is the batter with a ?-? count. He hits a shallow fly ball fielded by the 3B (Wayne Gross), retiring the batter (OUT 1)

3B throws to the CF (Tony Armas) who has come in on the play and who tags the runner from second, Oscar Gamble (OUT 2)

CF throws the ball to the SS (Dave Chalk) who relays the ball back to the CF who tags the runner from first, Bill Sample (OUT 3)

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7/23/1979                         AL Boston Red Sox                vs   AL  California Angels             Fenway Park II

Top 8  Inning      Score V-H    9  - 0     PLAY SEQUENCE: 6*-6*-3*              Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: 6(B)6(2)3(1)/LTP               # Men On: 3     [ 1-2-3  ]     BOS   vs CAL

  Batter:   Willie Aikens           First Don Baylor                      Second  Dan Ford                        Third  Carney Lansford

  Batter:      1       G     B             Runner 1:   3      D     1              Runner 2:   2      D     2                  Runner 3:   4

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Willie Aikens (CAL) is the batter with a ?-? count. He hits a line drive to the SS (Rick Burleson) who putsout the batter, Willie Aikens (OUT 1)

SS steps on the bag at second to double up the runner caught off second, Dan Ford (OUT 2)

SS throws to the 1B (Carl Yastrzemski) who putsout the runner caught off first, Don Baylor (OUT 3)

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7/23/1979          Game 2     NL Pittsburgh Pirates              vs   NL  Atlanta Braves                 Three Rivers Stadium

Top 2  Inning      Score V-H    1  - 0     PLAY SEQUENCE: 5*-4*-3*              Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: 5(2)4(1)3/GTP                  # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     PIT     vs ATL

  Batter:   Phil Niekro              First Bruce Benedict                 Second  Pepe Frias                      Third

  Batter:      3       F     1              Runner 1:   2      F     2              Runner 2:   1      F     3                  Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Phil Niekro (ATL) is the batter with a ?-? count. He hits a ground ball fielded by the 3B (Bill Madlock) who forces the runner from second, Pepe Frias (OUT 1)

3B throws to the 2B (Phil Garner) who forces the runner from first, Bruce Benedict (OUT 2)

2B throws to the 1B (Willie Stargell) who retires the batter, Phil Niekro (OUT 3)

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7/28/1979                         AL Boston Red Sox                at   AL  Texas Rangers                Arlington Stadium

Bot 1  Inning      Score V-H    0  - 0     PLAY SEQUENCE: 4*-3*-5*              Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: 4(B)3(1)5(3)/P/TP              # Men On: 2     [ 1-3    ]     BOS   at TEX

  Batter:   Al Oliver                 First Buddy Bell                       Second                                      Third  Johnny Grubb

  Batter:      1       G     B             Runner 1:   2      D     1              Runner 2:   0                                Runner 3:   3      D     3

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Al Oliver (TEX) is the batter with a ?-? count. He hits a pop-up caught by the 2B, Jack Brohamer (OUT 1)

2B throws to the 1B (Bob Watson) who putsout the runner caught off first, Buddy Bell (OUT 2)

1B throws over to the 3B (Butch Hobson) who putsout the runner caught off third, Johnny Grubb (OUT 3)

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9/7/1979                           AL Toronto Blue Jays              at   AL  Cleveland Indians            Cleveland Stadium

Bot 8  Inning      Score V-H    8  - 3     PLAY SEQUENCE: 5*-4*-3*              Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: 5(2)4(1)3(B)/GTP              # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     TOR   at CLE

  Batter:   Ted Cox                 First Rick Manning                   Second  Mike Hargrove                 Third

  Batter:      3       F     1              Runner 1:   2      F     2              Runner 2:   1      F     3                  Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Ted Cox (CLE) is the batter with a ?-? count. He hits a ground ball fielded by the 3B (Roy Howell) who forces the runner from second, Mike Hargrove (OUT 1)

3B throws to the 2B (Luis Gomez) who forces the runner from first, Rick Manning (OUT 2)

2B throws to the 1B (John Mayberry) who retires the batter, Ted Cox (OUT 3)

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9/21/1979                         AL Toronto Blue Jays             vs   AL  New York Yankees            Exhibition Stadium

Top 7  Inning      Score V-H    2  - 3     PLAY SEQUENCE: 4*-3*-6*              Source: Retrosheet Event Files; SN Box Scores

  Event: 4(B)3(1)6(2)/LTP               # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     TOR   vs NYA

  Batter:   Damaso Garcia        First Roy Staiger                      Second  Chris Chambliss              Third

  Batter:      1       G     B             Runner 1:   2      D     1              Runner 2:   3      D     2                  Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Damaso Garcia (NYA) is the batter with a ?-? count. He hits a line drive directly at the 2B, Dave McKay (OUT 1)

2B throws to the 1B (Craig Kusick) who putsout the runner caught off first, Roy Staiger (OUT 2)

1B throws to the SS (Alfredo Griffin) who is covering second who putsout the runner caught off second, Chris Chambliss (OUT 3)

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