Don't expect to see this again: White Sox turn first 9-3-2-6-2-5 triple play ever
Friday was a night of firsts around the league. Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury pulled off the first straight steal of home this season (and there probably won't be many more) -- but the White Sox did something even crazier.
Up 5-0 against the Rangers in the seventh inning, Jose Quintana loaded the bases with nobody out. That's a dicey situation for any pitcher, but a mixture of heads-up defense, awareness and luck combined to facilitate the first 9-3-2-6-2-5 triple play in MLB history.
It all started when Mitch Moreland lined a ball to right fielder Adam Eaton -- and it didn't end until the ball was also thrown around the field by first baseman Jose Abreu, catcher Dioner Navarro, shortstop Tyler Saladino, Navarro (again) and third baseman Todd Frazier
Seriously, it hasn't happened before:
Per SABR, the 9-3-2-6-2-5 triple play is the first ever of its kind in #mlb history- Jared Sandler (@SandlerJ) April 23, 2016
Needless to say, this unlikely incident yielded some great takes from a few White Sox players, as captured by MLB.com's Scott Merkin after the game:
Eaton on triple play: "Besides marrying my wife and the birth of my kid, to be honest with you, that's high up there. It was unbelievable.- Scott Merkin (@scottmerkin) April 23, 2016
Lawrie: "I don't think you guys have ever seen a bases loaded, none out play like that."- Scott Merkin (@scottmerkin) April 23, 2016
So, get a good look at this triple play -- you probably won't see another quite like it ever again.