August 4, 1869: The Red Stockings pull off a triple play in their 37-9 trouncing of the Central Citys of Syracuse on Union Grounds. In the second inning, with runners on first and second, George Wright caught a fly and threw to first to double off the runner. Charlie Gould then threw home to nail the runner trying to score from second for a 6-3-2 triple play.

All “Reds trivia” posts come from Greg Rhodes and John Snyder’s fabulous book, “Redleg Journal” (see link for purchasing) and are used with Greg’s permission.

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One Response

  1. Kevin

    The Central Citys of Syracuse? What a terrible team name.