History. Typically, an unassisted triple play is achieved when a middle infielder catches a line drive near second base (first out), steps on the base before the runner who started there can tag up (second out), and then tags the runner advancing from first before he can return there (third out). Bruntlett caught the ball (first out), stepped on second before Luis Castillo could tag up (second out), and then tagged Daniel Murphy who was approaching from first (third out). With runners on first base and second base, the Cardinals batter, Yadier Molina, hit a ground ball to third base. Learn how and when to remove this template message, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Triple_Play_(series)&oldid=990973731, Articles needing additional references from December 2009, All articles needing additional references, Articles with unsourced statements from December 2017, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 27 November 2020, at 16:04. Wikipedia: Link. Game review links: Metacritic : 74/100. Edit. Baseball is the only exception, as it begins in March and ends in October of the same year. With runners on first and second and no outs, the batter hits an infield fly, and is automatically out: one out. It's the first triple play for the Cubs since May 10, 1997 against the Giants. [2] Its sales were lower; therefore, EA Sports decided to move in a new direction, beginning with the name change to MVP Baseball. Of the 15 unassisted triple plays in MLB history, 12 have been completed in this manner by a middle infielder. The second and third outs would be credited to the fielder(s) closest to the points the runners were, when their respective outs occurred. The Little Heroes subset shows pictures of stars when they were children and Awesome Action cards show some perfectly captured moments. [13][14] This was only the second game-ending unassisted triple play in MLB history, the first one having occurred in 1927. History Comments Share. The triple play is baseball's first since the Twins turned a triple play against the Braves last Aug. 7. Triple Play Baseball. • On September 30, 1962, in the eighth inning of the last game of the 1962 Mets' 40–120 season, Joe Pignatano popped into a 4-3-6 triple play in his last MLB appearance. The base cards are colorful with excellent photography and some nice concepts. It is similar to the double play, but far less frequent. As with its predecessors, and most other sports-related Mario spin-offs, Triple Play! The most recent MLB unassisted triple play is consistent with the above – it occurred on August 23, 2009, by second baseman Eric Bruntlett of the Philadelphia Phillies, in a game against the New York Mets. In the fall of 2005, Triple Play Sportsplex opened the doors to its indoor facility, and practices and games began on the first of 4 fields in spring 2006. "[1] Electronic Gaming Monthly editors named Triple Play Gold Edition a runner-up for Genesis Game of the Year (behind Vectorman 2). The move gives Triple Play another leap in realism, from the ultra-sharp graphics with real player faces and stadiums to the advanced AI that enables more realistic and … Mario Baseball: Triple Play! is the follow-up to 2008's Mario Super Sluggers and 2005's Mario Superstar Baseball, and as such many of the features present within those titles are carried over into this one. For example, Triple Play 2001 contained the rosters and schedules of the 2000 season, and Triple Play Baseball (without a year) contained the rosters and schedules for 2001. Just after that, the falling ball hits the runner from second, who is called out for interference: three outs.[16]. Triple Play Baseball gives you the opportunity to step into the shoes of your favorite team's manager and general manager and guide your team into the postseason and beyond. Pignatano is the only player to end his career by hitting into a triple play. 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