Rare Occurrance: A Little League Triple Play
It's is one of the rarest things in sports. Not just a triple play, but an "unassisted" triple play. It has happened on 15 times in Major league history. There have Probably been more that 15 in Little League play because of the sheer volume of games, and the base-running skills (or lack of them ) at the lower level.
You may never have seen one until now, so here is your chance to watch.
The unassisted triple play is made by the shortstop, six-year-old Ross Bernath of Sandy Springs, GA. The recording was actually shot by the father of opposing player “James,” who couldn’t make it back to third base in time to prevent the triple play.
The clip was featured as ESPN SportsCenter’s number one play of the day on Wednesday. Ross is a fan of SportsCenter and was flabbergasted to see himself as the top play of the day.
“He saw it this morning on ESPN and he’s been smiling ear to ear,” Ross’ dad told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “He’s pretty pumped.”