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Neal Ball executes the first major league unassisted triple play...
Item # 190512
July 20, 1909
THE CLEVELAND LEADER, July 20, 1909
In the banner headline on pg. 6 is: Baseball Naps Split Even With the Red Sox; Ball Makes Triple Play Unassisted. Two line one column head: Triple Play Wins One For Naplets and subheads: Balls Sensational and Unheard of Stunt Saves Day for Cleveland Larrupers Go to Pieces in the Second Game and Boston Gains Benefit. About Balls rare feat the summary says in part: ...McConnell...met the pill directly...and hit it on a line towards left center. Neal Ball intercepted the ball with both hands, when dashing towards second, he touched the base, putting out Wagner, and touched Jake Stahl before the latter realized what had happened. a triple play unassisted, the first in the history of major league baseball, and the eighth ever made in organized ball, now stands to the credit of Neal. Includes the box scores and the usual statistics. Nice action photo of Ball headed: Makes Triple Play Unassisted plus a detailed caption. A bit of loss in the upper right corner, browned a bit, otherwise in good condition.
Category: The 20th Century