Video: 6-Year-Old Executes Unassisted Triple Play

[Editor’s note: Yes, we posted about this yesterday. But it’s one of the most unique individual feats in all of baseball – it’s only been completed 15 times in a Major League game. So we’ll post about it again!]

I have no idea where this comes from, but the six-year-old shortstop for the Braves, whose name apparently is Ross, makes an unassisted triple play, one of the rarest plays in baseball.

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I’m impressed that Ross had the awareness to pull this off. Six-year-old me would have instinctively thrown the ball to the catcher (regardless of whether the runner on third base had tagged up and with no regard to the runner on second). And I likely would have overthrown the catcher by five feet, allowing the runner on third to score and the runner on second to advance.

So nice going, Ross. And a quick word to the Dodgers coaching staff: You need to do a better job teaching your players not to run on fly balls.

Hat tip: Reddit.

About Josh Tinley

Josh Tinley writes the Away From The Action column at Midwest Sports Fans, covering all aspects of sport aside from what actually happens on the field, court, or track. Josh grew up in Indianapolis and graduated from the University of Evansville and Vanderbilt Divinity School. He is the author of Kneeling in the End Zone: Spiritual Lessons From the World of Sports and the managing editor of LinC, a weekly curriculum for teens that explores the intersection of faith and culture. Josh lives outside Nashville with his wife, Ashlee, and children, Meyer (7), Resha Kate (5), and Malachi (3). He will not allow himself to die before the Evansville Purple Aces make another trip to the NCAA Tournament. Follow him on Twitter @joshtinley or send him an e-mail.

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