Home : Slang Terms : What does Triple play mean?

Triple Play

Meaning Three outs on the same play
Definition

A term used in baseball and softball to describe a play where three outs are recorded.

There are a variety of triple plays that can happen in baseball, but the most common way is when there is a runner on first, second, and third base because there is a force out at each base, which increases the chances for more outs. Triple plays are a lot less common than double plays because there has to be 0 outs, at least two runners on the bases, a well placed hit ball, and good defense since there is less room for error.

Example
"Wow, a triple play bailed them out of that jam and they still lead by 1 run."
Related
Terms
Usage
Rating
3.0 (1 Vote)
Updated April 1, 2015

Triple play definition

This page explains what the slang term "Triple play" means. The definition, example, and related terms listed above have been written and compiled by the Slangit team.

We are constantly updating our database with new slang terms, acronyms, and abbreviations. If you would like to suggest a term or an update to an exisiting one, please let us know!