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I found the triple play/double play in same game

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by micropolitan guy, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    This deserves its own thread

    BASEBALL; The Short and Happy Career of Ron Wright
    Five years ago, a 26-year-old rookie named Ron Wright struck out, hit into a double play and hit into a triple play for the Seattle Mariners. It was his first and last game in the major leagues.

  2. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    I remember him. Big power hitter in the minors. Just big without the hitter in the majors.
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    60 years from now, he'll be Moonlight Graham.
  4. statrat

    statrat Member

    DAMMNIT! I found this first and put it in the other thread. I remember that game, and thought Wright could have been a decent hitter given the chance. But like I noted in the other thread, guy was even slower than Edgar Martinez.
  5. statrat

    statrat Member

  6. indiansnetwork

    indiansnetwork Active Member

    Good research on finding this rare feat. That is something very impressive to say the least.
  7. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    the anti- Roy Hobbs
  8. linotype

    linotype Well-Known Member

    And was hailed as the savior for my beloved Bucs.

    As I recall, Wright was the key to the Pirates trading Denny Neagle to Atlanta. Getting Jason Schmidt? That was a throw-in.
  9. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I read that story when it came out a few weeks ago. Good stuff.
  10. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I hope Ron Wright went to med school so he can save the girl's life in a 2057 cornfield.
  11. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    A few years ago, there was a Texas Rangers game were an opponent hit into a triple play on one at bat and the next at bat hit a grand slam. You can't have more different back-to-back at bats; 3 outs on one swing, 4 runs on one swing. Can't remember the guy's name. At the time, the announcers didn't make that big a deal but I've always wondered if it has ever been done before.

    Seam heads, knock yourselves out.
  12. Seabasket

    Seabasket Active Member

    It was Scott Hatteberg back in '01. He's still the only guy ever to hit into a triple play and have a grand slam in the same game.
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