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Nationals Turn First 3-(3)-5 Triple Play In History

When the Nationals ended last night’s eighth inning with a triple play against the Giants, few watching realized they’d seen something that literally has never happened before in major league baseball. At least according to SABR, it was the first 3-(3)-5 triple play in MLB history:


It legitimately looks nearly routine, but SABR (which has now tracked 707 triple plays in history) says otherwise. It’s the fifth triple play this season; it was also the first triple play ever completed by players wearing Nationals jerseys.

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