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Unassisted triple play... by a center fielder.

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  • Unassisted triple play... by a center fielder.

    On July 19, 1911, in the ninth inning of a tie game between Vernon and Los Angeles of the PCL, the Angels' Charles Moore and George Metzger walked. Angels third baseman Roy Akin followed with a line drive over second base as Moore and Metzger took off on a hit-and-run.

    Vernon center fielder Walter Carlisle, playing in close, caught Akin's sinking line drive while doing a somersault. Landing on his feet, he raced to second and after touching the bag to retire Moore beat Metzger back to frst base for the third out of an unassisted triple play.

    In recognition for a unique achievement, the sole unassisted triple play by an outfielder in any league, the Vernon and Los Angeles fans chipped in to buy a commemorative diamond-studded gold medal for Carlisle.
    "Simply put, the passion, interest and tradition surrounding baseball in New York is unmatched."

    Sean McAdam,

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    That must have been pretty cool to see. A Tiger (I think) once turned an unassisted triple play - he was a first basemen.


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