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Discussion: Once in a lifetime play?

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March 23, 2011
Men's 60
23 posts
Once in a lifetime play?
We had a play in our tournament this past week-end that may never have happened before in softball. Our left fielder caught a short pop up in left. After catching the ball, he throws wide of the pitcher. The runner on third races for home after seeing the wide throw. The catcher stops the ball before it can go into the dug out. Meanwhile the left fielder runs to home, catches the ball thrown from the catcher and touches home for the inning ending double play.
March 23, 2011
mad dog
Men's 65
4149 posts
dang ya's got a fast left fielder there.
we got one last nite off a base hit to RC,ball was over thrown and pitcher gets it and throws to 3rd, guy rounding 3rd,tag applied and then 3rd throws to SS covering 2nd for the third out as the batter tried to go to 2nd on throw to 3rd.
March 24, 2011
Omar Khayyam
1241 posts
mad dog, two other options: an unthinking pitcher who didn't cover home when he saw the throw go wide; or a really, REALLY slow runner from third. Any way, I have never seen it happen before.
March 25, 2011
Men's 65
12 posts
I know the pitcher, in this case. He has bad knees and back, sore hamstring and wears bulky shin guards and a mask; and I'm sure the runner on third MUST have been slow. Kudos to the left fielder, though.
March 25, 2011
Snot Nose Kid
67 posts

I think I saw that play at


Little League Tee Ball Game!

March 25, 2011
Men's 65
4549 posts
March 25, 2011
Omar Khayyam
1241 posts
dandy, pitcher is excused. Was the runner on third just trotting home because he saw home plate unprotected? And why didn't third baseman or first baseman try to cover home, or are they the gimped-up kin of the pitcher?
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