This day in baseball: Wright’s unassisted triple play
Posted: May 7, 2017 Filed under: 20th Century, This day in baseball | Tags: Baseball, Glenn Wright, history, Jim Bottomley, Jim Cooney, Major League Baseball, MLB, Pittsburgh Pirates, Rogers Hornsby, sports, St. Louis Cardinals
On May 7, 1925, Pirates shortstop Glenn Wright recorded an unassisted triple play against the Cardinals when he caught a line drive off the bat of Jim Bottomley, then proceeded to step on second to catch Jim Cooney not tagging up and then tagged Rogers Hornsby coming down the baseline from first base. Wright also went 1-for-4 with two RBIs in the game, but his efforts would prove to not be enough, as the Pirates lost, 10-9.
Glenn Wright (Library of Congress)