Baseball History Made: The 3-3-5 Triple Play (vid+)

Submitted by: 5cats 10 months ago in Sports
Aided by base-running mistakes, the first baseman makes 2 outs and throws the ball to 3rd base for the 3rd out. Hasn't happened in 100+ years of baseball. National and American Leagues that is. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDsyWK0WMtw  
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Male 5,890
Nicely done. What makes it 3-3-5?
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Male 1,206
First baseman catches ball for out, steps on bag to double up runner, then throws to third to double (or in this case, triple) up runner there. 3-3-5
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Male 5,890
Okay...I understand 3 for the third out. I can understand 3-3 for throwing to third base for the third out. What's the 5? Sorry, I don't follow sports or would probably already get this. I suspect it's something pretty simple when you're used to following it.
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Male 38,418
No worries! Each position has a number, going around the infield and outfield. 1 = pitcher 2 = catcher 3 = first baseman 4 = second base 5 = third base 6 = shortstop and the outfield is 7-8-9 left to right. :-)
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Male 5,890
Ahh! 2 outs at first, then 1 out at third: 3-3-5. That makes sense. Thank you!
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Male 129
Nice. I didn't know this hasn't happened before in such a while.
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