At Forbes Field on August 26, 1912, Owen “Chief” Wilson hit three triples in a doubleheader against the Braves. The Pirates outfielder’s third triple of the twin bill established a new major league record for triples in a season with 32, breaking the mark he shared with Dave Orr (1886 Metropolitans/AA) and Heinie Reitz (1894 Orioles/NL). Wilson finished the season with 36 three-baggers, a record that stands to this day.
2 thoughts on “This day in baseball: Triple king”
There is something so ridiculously American and homey and comforting about these old baseball photos…I don’t even know why.
I agree, they do seem to bring on a sense of nostalgia. I feel like you just don’t see photos that are quite like these in today’s game.