In a baseball game the bases are loaded and there are no outs. One player put out three of the opposing players in one play without involving any of his team mates. How did he do it?

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    $\begingroup$ How is this lateral thinking, or a puzzle for that matter? Unassisted triple plays aren't unheard of in baseball - seems more like sports trivia. $\endgroup$ Feb 15, 2019 at 18:08
  • $\begingroup$ You must have read my Facebook post. $\endgroup$ Feb 15, 2019 at 18:17
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    $\begingroup$ Of course he did! Next time you post a riddle, make sure not to post the solution on facebook moments before. $\endgroup$ Feb 15, 2019 at 19:17
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    $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it appears to be a sports trivia question, not a puzzle. $\endgroup$ Feb 16, 2019 at 5:30

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The shortstop caught a line drive, stepped on second base before the runner tagged up, and tagged the runner from first who had started running during the pitch. This has happened eight times in MLB history, and seven more times substituting the first or second baseman for the shortstop.


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