Wednesday, August 17, 2011

White Sox: Quintuple Triples


The Chicago White Sox hit 5 triples against the Cleveland Indians last night.

There have been 43 games with 5 or more triples. 35 games with exactly 5 triples, 6 games with 6 triples, 1 game with 7 triples and...

Most triples ever in a game was 8, by the Pittsburgh Pirates against the St. Louis Cardinals on May 30th 1925. Glenn Wright, Kiki Cuyler, Clyde Barnhart (2), Max Carey (2), Pie Traynor, and Eddie More hit the triples. St. Louis also had a triple by Bobby O'Farrell. The Pirates' 105 triples that year, lead the league.

On October 6th 1929 the White Sox gave up 5 triples to the Tigers as they did on June 4th 1978 to the Royals.

Twice, the White Sox have hit 6 triples in a game.
May 20th 1920 against the Senators. Happy Felsh (2), Fred McMullin (2), Joe Jackson, and Eddie Collins.
Then again on September 17th 1920 against the Yankees. Swede Risberg, Happy Felsh (2 again), Joe Jackson (again, 2 this time), Eddie Collins (again).

Those 12 triples represent almost 1/3 of the 37 triples the White Sox hit that year.

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