Folkemer: Turning three: triple plays in Orioles’ history

From Paul Folkemer at Baltimore Baseball on August 8, 2017:

Last Thursday, fans at Camden Yards who waited out two rain delays and a sluggish 7-5 Orioles loss to the Detroit Tigers got to witness a rare feat: a triple play turned by the Orioles’ defense (its second of the year, and first at home since 1992).

Third baseman Manny Machado started the three-out play in Thursday’s second inning by fielding a James McCann sharp grounder, stepping on the bag, and going around the horn to cut down the other two runners.

The memorable moment was the 14th triple play turned by the Orioles since their Baltimore debut in 1954. With some help from the Society for American Baseball Research’s invaluable Triple Play Tracker, let’s do some digging into the Orioles’ triple play history.

Read the full article here:

Originally published: August 9, 2017. Last Updated: August 9, 2017.