Randy Velarde of the Oakland Ahtletics turned only the eleventh unassisted triple play in the history of Major League Baseball. Joe Torre was attempting to get some action started and with runners on first and second he sent them in motion. Velarde caught a hard liner hit by Shane Spencer (first out), tagged Jorge Posada who was coming from first base (second out), then tagged Tino Martinez who was diving back into second base (third out).
"I had it played perfectly. Both guys took off, it was a soft liner. I caught it. Tag, tag, that's it." - Randy Velarde
May 29, 2000
a : Grounded to pitcher for Fasano in 8th inning.
: Giambi, Jeter.
Errors : Grieve, Velarde.
Home Runs : Velarde, Williams.
Left on Base : Oakland 3, New York 5.
Triple Play : Velarde.
Triples : Williams.
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Batters Facin Pitcher
: Pettitte 31, Olivares 33.
Ground balls-fly balls : Pettitte 17-7, Olivares 10-9.
Hit by Pitcher : Saenz (by Pettitte), Posada (by Olivares), Martinez (by Olivares).
Losing Pitcher : Olivares.
Pitches / Strikes : Pettitte 110-71, Olivares 123-77.
Winning Pitcher : Pettitte.
At the end of the game Randy Velarde said, "The chances of that happening? You have a better chance of being hit by lightning."