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Encyclopedia > Triple (baseball)

In baseball, a triple is the act of a batter safely reaching third base by striking the ball and getting to third before being made out, without the benefit of a fielder's misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielder's choice. A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ... Barry Bonds batting Photo:Agência Brasil In baseball, batting is the act of facing the opposing pitcher and trying to produce offense for ones team. ... The position of the third baseman A third baseman, abbreviated 3B, is the player in the sport of baseball whose responsibility is to defend the area nearest to third base, the third of four bases a baserunner must touch in a counterclockwise succession in order to score a run. ... In baseball, an error is the act, in the judgment of the official scorer, of a fielder misplaying a ball in a manner that allows a batter or runner to reach one or more additional bases, on a play that would normally be completed successfully with ordinary effort. ... In baseball, baserunning is the act of running around the bases performed by members of the team at bat. ... In baseball, a fielders choice is the act of a fielder, upon fielding a batted ball, choosing to try put out one runner while in so doing allowing the batter to advance to first base. ...


Because a hit only counts as a triple without a fielding error or a fielder's choice, triples have become somewhat rare in Major League Baseball. It often requires a hit to an unoccupied part of the ballpark (as in an opposite-field hit) or the ball taking an unusual bounce in the outfield. It also requires that the batter be able to hit the ball solidly but also that he be able to run quickly. This combination of power and speed is rare, and combined with the trend for ballparks with smaller outfields has ensured that the career and season statistics for triples is dominated by players from the early history of baseball. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Opposite field is a baseball term that refers to the area of the outfield that faces the hitter, which would be right field for a right-hander and left field for a left-hander. ... The outfield is a sporting term used in cricket and baseball to refer to the area of the field of play further from the batsman or batter than the infield. ... Statistics are very important to baseball, perhaps more than any other sport. ...

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Triple leaders in Major League Baseball

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Career

  1. Sam Crawford - 309
  2. Ty Cobb - 295
  3. Honus Wagner - 252
  4. Jake Beckley - 243
  5. Roger Connor - 233
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Sam Crawfords 1911 American Tobacco Company baseball card. ... Tyrus Raymond Ty Cobb (December 18 1886 – July 17 1961), nicknamed the Georgia Peach, was a Hall of Fame baseball player. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Jacob Peter Beckley (August 4, 1867 - June 25, 1918), nicknamed Eagle Eye, was a Major League Baseball player at the turn of the 20th century. ... Roger Connor baseball card, 1887 Roger Connor (July 1, 1857 - January 4, 1931) was a 19th century Major League Baseball player. ...

Season

  1. Chief Wilson (1912) - 36
  2. Dave Orr (1886) - 31
  3. Heinie Reitz (1894) - 31
  4. Perry Werden (1893) - 29
  5. Harry Davis (1897) - 28

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Triple (baseball) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (183 words)
In baseball, a triple is the act of a batter safely reaching third base by striking the ball and getting to third before being made out, without the benefit of a fielder's misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielder's choice.
Because a hit only counts as a triple without a fielding error or a fielder's choice, triples have become exceedingly rare in Major League Baseball.
This combination of power and speed is rare, and combined with the trend for ballparks with smaller outfields has led to the career and season statistics for triples being dominated by players from the early history of baseball.
Triple crown (baseball) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (324 words)
The Major League Triple Crown is to be distinguished from the American League and National League Triple Crowns.
To win the Major League Triple Crown, the player must lead the entire majors in each of the three categories and not just his individual league, making the Major League Triple Crown significantly more difficult to attain.
The last player to win the Major League Triple Crown in hitting was Mickey Mantle in 1956, while the last person to win the Major League Triple Crown in pitching was Dwight Gooden in 1985.
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