triple play


Definition of triple play

: a play in baseball by which three players are put out

Examples of triple play in a Sentence

The batter hit into a triple play. They turned a triple play in the first inning.
Recent Examples on the Web The Yankees turned a triple play for a record-tying third time this season in dramatic fashion, capping off a 2-1 victory on Sunday against the Oakland Athletics. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, 21 June 2021 And this was a lot more complicated than the around-the-horn triple play the Yanks pulled against the White Sox on May 21. Pete Caldera, USA TODAY, 18 June 2021 Judge's catch wasn't the Yankees' only significant defensive play, as New York turned its triple play mere weeks after pulling one off May 21 against the Chicago White Sox. Mike Haim, Star Tribune, 17 June 2021 The Twins turned the 15th triple play in franchise history Sunday. Star Tribune, 6 June 2021 Now that the defining lines between athletic wear, loungewear, and relaxed after-hours-wear have been blurred to soft smudges, searching for the best activewear brands is a triple play. Arden Fanning Andrews, Vogue, 24 May 2021 Chicago grounded into a pair of double plays, a day after hitting into four and two days after grounding into a triple play. Ronald Blum,, 23 May 2021 The Yankees had not turned a triple play at home since April 12, 2013, against the Baltimore Orioles. Pete Caldera, USA TODAY, 22 May 2021 Cincinnati's Joey Votto caught a line drive, tagged a runner who had been on first and then threw to third to double off another runner for a triple play in Saturday's game against Cleveland. Noah Trister, Star Tribune, 19 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of triple play

1869, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of triple play was in 1869

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11 Jul 2021

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“Triple play.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of triple play

baseball : a play in which the team in the field causes three runners to be put out


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