In a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 26, 1905, outfielder Jack McCarthy of the Cubs gunned down three base runners at home plate. He was the first, and only, player to accomplish this feat during the twentieth century. All three of these plays resulted in double plays, and the Cubs defeated the Pirates, 2-1.
6 thoughts on “This day in baseball: McCarthy throws out 3 at home”
I wish he played for the Orioles today … he’d get lots of chances to throw to home!
I’m sure anyone would take someone like that on their team today. That’s an ability that can always come in handy.
Wow. I always say it’s been a successful day if I learned something I didn’t know. Geez, did you just make this a successful day. Thanks.
I’m glad I can help :). It is pretty cool stuff — and I love finding this kind of thing.
Three homer games get all the hype. Off topic, but what the hell you suppose he has in his back pocket? Looks like he’s packing heat.
Maybe his back-up plan in case the runners were safe?