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Triple Play without defense touching the ball (vanity--It's baseball season!)

Posted on 04/05/2014 8:44:08 PM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles

"Nobody out, men on 1st & 2nd. Batters hits a pop up, umpire calls infield fly rule, batter is out (1). Man on first accidentally runs past the runner on second. He is out (2). The man on second gets hit by the falling pop up WHILE he is off the base. He is out(3). Triple Play.

BONUS--Which fielder(s) get credited with the 3 outs?

The defensive player closest to the play gets credited for all three outs though he never touched the ball.


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KEYWORDS: baseball; tripleplay
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1 posted on 04/05/2014 8:44:09 PM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

Number of times that has actually happened in a major league game?


2 posted on 04/05/2014 8:45:56 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

The next time it happens will be the first time.


3 posted on 04/05/2014 8:51:38 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

I’ll take a guess: the pitcher and the catcher.


4 posted on 04/05/2014 9:04:21 PM PDT by RPTMS (I know you're a nincompoop, and I strongly suspect you of being a scalawag!)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

The Pitcher!


5 posted on 04/05/2014 9:11:29 PM PDT by america-rules
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To: Nifster
BONUS--Which fielder(s) get credited with the 3 outs?

You wanna take a crack at this one?

6 posted on 04/05/2014 9:11:54 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

I would give the put outs to God. For all those things to happen on one play, it must be classified as an act of God.


7 posted on 04/05/2014 9:14:15 PM PDT by CommerceComet (Ignore the GOP-e. Cruz to victory in 2016.)
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To: hole_n_one; Nifster

LOL!! You are BAD!! I think nifty has left the building, (ducking in shame I suppose), for his crimes regarding the botching of one of the LONGSTANDING and BASIC rules of MLB!


8 posted on 04/05/2014 9:17:21 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a great life!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

‘62 Mets?


9 posted on 04/05/2014 9:22:20 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: Reagan√úberAlles
The defensive player closest to the play gets credited for all three outs though he never touched the ball.

closest to which play? the third and final play?

10 posted on 04/05/2014 9:27:49 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Happens to the Cubs once a week.


11 posted on 04/05/2014 9:30:16 PM PDT by REDWOOD99 ("Everyone should pay taxes. Everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: latina4dubya

In the scenario I layed out it would be the closest to second base.


12 posted on 04/05/2014 9:42:24 PM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: SoFloFreeper

None that anyone has ever heard of. It may have happened in the minors or in a college game. That’s the rumor


13 posted on 04/05/2014 9:43:18 PM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: RPTMS

In the case I laid out it would most likely be the second baseman or the shortstop.


14 posted on 04/05/2014 9:44:30 PM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: hole_n_one

In the case I laid out it would most likely be the second baseman or the shortstop.


15 posted on 04/05/2014 9:44:48 PM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

Short stop for not cluing last out player to look up being that he is the player who probably would be closest to where I am assuming the ball is falling by your discription. Second baseman is going to stick to his position.
Makes the most sense to me.
I’m not to proud to stick my neck out and get it chopped.


16 posted on 04/05/2014 9:57:37 PM PDT by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles
Triple Play without defense touching the ball.........

Since the pitcher (defensive player) had to make a pitch to homeplate in order for the pop-up to occur, the entire premise of your absurd scenario is invalid.

17 posted on 04/05/2014 9:59:09 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: hole_n_one

The ball is not in play until the batter puts it in play dumbass.


18 posted on 04/05/2014 10:05:54 PM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles
The ball is not in play until the batter puts it in play dumbass.

Rule 5.02.....

5.02 After the umpire calls “Play” the ball is alive and in play and remains alive and in play until for legal cause, or at the umpire’s call of “Time” suspending play, the ball becomes dead. While the ball is dead no player may be put out, no bases may be run and no runs may be scored, except that runners may advance one or more bases as the result of acts which occurred while the ball was alive (such as, but not limited to a balk, an overthrow, interference, or a home run or other fair ball hit out of the playing field).

19 posted on 04/05/2014 10:13:49 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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Official Rules: 5.00 Putting the Ball in Play. Live Ball
20 posted on 04/05/2014 10:16:16 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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