This day in baseball: Burns’s triple play

Red Sox first baseman George Burns completed an unassisted triple play against the Indians on September 14, 1923.  To accomplish the feat, Burns snared Frank Brower’s line drive, he then tagged Rube Lutzke coming from first, and and finally beat Riggs Stephenson in a sprint back to second.

George Burns - Cleveland - Wikipedia

George Burns in 1921 (Wikipedia)


This day in baseball

For the first time in baseball history, two players hit for the cycle on the same day on September 17, 1920.  Tigers’ outfielder Bobby Veach went 6-for-6 that day, while first baseman George Burns also accomplished the difficult feat to lead the Giants to a 4-3 victory in ten innings.  It would not be until 2008 that two players would hit for the cycle on the same day again.

Bobby Veach (Wikimedia Commons)