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.