Monday, June 01, 2009

Triple trio

Sparky and Stan were in attendance when Orioles catching phenom Matt Wieters got his first MLB hit --- a triple. We wondered, how many catchers had their first hit be a triple? I don't know the answer to that question, but research revealed the following bizarre factoid:

When Wieters hit his triple, the Tigers' Dane Sardinha was the catcher.

Dane Sardinha's first MLB hit was a triple.

The catcher when Sardinha hit his triple was Colorado's Yorvit Torrealba (in Interleague play).

Yorvit Torrealba's first MLB hit was, you guessed it, a triple.

That is too weird. Keep an eye on catchers looking for their first MLB hit when Wieters is behind the plate. Chances are it'll be a three-bagger.

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