|Meaning||Three outs on the same play|
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.
"Wow, a triple play bailed them out of that jam and they still lead by 1 run."
|Updated||April 1, 2015|