The Milwaukee Brewers are 20 games over .500 and have had some of the BEST pitching in the MLB since the All Star break. Last night the Milwaukee Brewers had to use four double plays, a triple play and great all-around defense to keep the Dodgers off the scoreboard! It's the sixth triple play in Milwaukee's history.
Monday's was scored second-to-shortstop-to-first-to-catcher, only the sixth such trifecta since 1876, according to the Society for American Baseball Research. The last such play, according to SABR, was in April 1973, when the Expos turned it against the Padres in Montreal.
The 4-6-3-2 triple play was also completed by the Red Sox in 1966, the New York Giants in 1922, the Brooklyn Suberbas in 1906 and the Brooklyn Bridegrooms in 1890. Add the Brewers to the list. Weird indeed, because triple plays involving more than three defensive players are extremely rare. There have been only six of them since 2000, including a very strange pitcher-to-shortstop-to catcher-to-third-to-pitcher-to-second play by the Rangers against the Mariners in 2002.