Triple Play

What does Triple Play mean in Baseball?

Getting three outs in one go

In the world of baseball and softball, ‘Triple Play’ is a term you might hear. This is used when a play results in three outs.

You’ll see a variety of triple plays, but the most common scenario happens when there’s a runner on first, second, and third base. This is because there’s a force out at each base, which increases the opportunity for more outs.

‘Triple Play’ is a lot less common than double plays. This is because to achieve a ‘Triple Play’, the game needs to have 0 outs, at least two runners on the bases, a well-placed hit ball, and good defense. There’s less room for error in a ‘Triple Play’.

Example for using ‘Triple Play’ in a conversation

Hey, did you see that baseball game last night?

Yeah, it was crazy! Did you catch that triple play?

I sure did! It was amazing to see three outs on one play!

I know, right? Triple plays don’t happen often. The defense was on fire!