Monday, August 24, 2009

1993 Score #512 Micky Morandini HL

Yesterday, Eric Bruntlett recorded the second unassisted triple play in franchise history. The first to perform the feat was Mickey Morandini back on September 20, 1992, against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

With Curt Schilling on the mound, Andy Van Slyke on second and Barry Bonds on first, Jeff King lined out to Morandini. Both runners were running as King had worked a full count. Having caught King's liner for the first out, Mickey stepped on second to force Van Slyke and tagged Bonds as he was approaching second. Unfortunately, the Phils would lose the game, 3-2, in 13 innings.

Three 1993 baseball cards commemorated Mickey's feat:
1993 Fleer Golden Moments #NNO
1993 Score #512
1993 Upper Deck Season Highlights #HI 12

I chose to feature the Score card as it's the only card out of the three to actually picture action from the historic triple play.


deal said...

well done. Now I will need to go out and look for those cards.

Jenna said...

Great play, Mickey.

And look how skinny Bonds is!

Jim said...

Hopefully Bruntlett is featured on a few highlights cards in either the 2009 update sets or the 2010 sets.

And yes Jenna, that's Barry in his past life.