An MLB Team Turned A Crazy Bases-Loaded Triple Play Tonight

Watch: Rangers turn rare triple play vs. Angels

This Kind of Triple Play Not Seen in 106 Years

Triple plays are very rare in baseball, and the Texas Rangers pulled off an extremely rare kind of triple play on Thursday against the Los Angeles Angels at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

With the bases loaded, Rangers third baseman Jurickson Profar (filling in for the injured Adrian Beltre) made a strong stop on a hard grounder by Angels second baseman David Fletcher. Profar then alertly threw to second in plenty of time for another force out - which completed the triple play and ended the inning - but no one besides Profar appeared to realize what had happened.

On the play, Profar fielded a liner and stepped on third for the force out before tagging out the runner who had been on the hot corner but had wandered into foul territory.

And unless you are a supercentenarian - and you probably aren't - there's no chance you can remember a play quite like that one in a Major League game. "I wasn't sure why the runner at first base didn't run either, so they thought it was a line drive". Triple plays in which only two players touch the ball are even more rare.

Profar then tagged out the runner already at third base, Taylor Ward. The Dodgers, of course, were in Brooklyn at that time. Indeed, it was the sort of triple play that had not been turned since a couple of months after the Titanic sank.

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