Padres record 6th triple play, 25 years ago today

tripleplays725 years ago today, the San Diego Padres turned their sixth of seven triple plays in franchise history.

On April 9, 1989, after Eric Show began the bottom of the eighth inning by walking Kevin Bass, Manager Jack McKeon brought in Mark Davis to face Greg Gross. Gross laid down a sacrifice bunt but reached first on an error by second baseman Roberto Alomar. Ken Caminiti stepped to the plate and hit a liner down the third base line, which was fielded by third-baseman Luis Salazar, who threw to Alomar for one, and Alomar threw to Jack Clark for the double play.

Clark realized that Bass was heading home and threw to catcher Mark Parent, who tagged out Bass at the plate. The Padres wound up winning 5-4.

Since 1969, the Padres have turned seven triple plays. (Read about the others on our Padres triple plays page.)

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