Awesome Triple Plays Like These Make Us Miss Sports
YouTube: Eric Bernath (left), YouTube: MLB (right)

It’s rare enough that we see a triple play in the pros, but it’s even more scarce in the lower levels. Don’t tell that to Bel Air High School in Maryland, though.

Bel Air pulled a 5-3-5 triple play against North Harford High School. In baseball terms, that means the third baseman got the first out, the first baseman got the next one, then the ball came all the way back to third base for the last out.

The play made Sportscenter’s Top 10, so you know it was good.

JV Team Turns Triple Play

If that’s not enough, how about a six-year-old turning an unassisted triple play?

Back in May 2012, little Ross Bernath was Sportscenter’s No. 1 play after the diminutive shortstop caught a fly ball, stepped on third base, then tagged the runner out coming from second base.

According to, there have only been 15 players in Major League Baseball history to turn an unassisted triple play.

Somebody get Ross Bernath a minor league contact.

6-Year-Old’s Unassisted Triple Play

Last, but not least, we turn back to the majors for one of the rarest feats ever.

On September 17, 1990, the Minnesota Twins turned, not one, but two triple plays in the same game against the Boston Red Sox. Even stranger, both of them went down as 5-4-3 triple plays as Minnesota went around the horn to retire Boston in both the 4th and 8th innings.

Minnesota Twins Turn 2 Triple Plays in 1 Game

Our 2020 baseball seasons may be trickling away as the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 outbreak keep everyone locked down, but hopefully we can return to normalcy and get more incredible highlights like these from every level of baseball.


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John joins the FanBuzz team with five years of experience freelancing as a sports writer for and A graduate of Penn State University, John currently lives and works in Austin, Texas. He is also a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA).
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