When two triples happen to Tigers catchers
Our Tigers associate reporter, Chris Vannini, has the story on Alex Avila’s two-triple night. Here’s the rundown on the feat, courtesy of baseball-reference.com:
- It’s the third time since at least 1919 that a Tigers catcher has had two triples in a game. Brad Ausmus was the last to do it, that one coming July 6, 1999. Lance Parrish was the other, doing it Sept. 27, 1980. Both games were at Tiger Stadium, and both were against the Yankees.
- The last Tigers player at any position to have two triples in a game was Curtis Granderson. He had four of them in a Detroit uniform, the last of them at Texas on Aug. 18, 2008.
- Avila is just the 18th Major League catcher with at a two-triple game, and just the third in the last 10 years.