April 30, 2007

Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki Completes Unassisted Triple Play

Only the 13th unassisted triple play in major league history:
Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki left nothing to chance on his unassisted triple play Sunday.

Kelly Johnson and Edgar Renteria singled for the Atlanta Braves in the seventh inning and were running on a 3-2 pitch when Tulowitzki caught Chipper Jones' line drive behind second base. The rookie stepped on the bag to double up Johnson and then tagged Renteria for the third out.

Apparently unsure if he had completed the play properly, Tulowitzki went back and touched second base again, then threw to first. Nothing to worry about -- the inning was already over.

It was the 13th unassisted triple play in major league history and first since shortstop Rafael Furcal did it for Atlanta on Sept. 10, 2003, against St. Louis.

"It's amazing," Tulowitzki said. "It kind of just fell in my lap."
ESPN has posted the video.

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