Cincinnati Reds: Most unbreakable feats in team history

MINERAL WELLS, TEXAS - MARCH,1922. Ty Cobb of the Detroit Tigers poses with Edd Rousch of the Cincinnati Reds (Photo by Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images)
MINERAL WELLS, TEXAS - MARCH,1922. Ty Cobb of the Detroit Tigers poses with Edd Rousch of the Cincinnati Reds (Photo by Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images) /
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CINCINNATI – 1912. The Cincinnati Reds (Photo by Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics, Getty Images) /

3. Four triples in one inning (7/22/1926)

Last season, Phillip Ervin led the Cincinnati Reds in triples with seven. Nick Senzel finished second with four three-baggers. How about four triples in one inning? While it’s not an individual record, as a team, the Reds recorded four triples in one inning during a game on July 22, 1926. As a team, Cincinnati recorded just 27 triples all of last season.

The Boston Braves were in town, and before an audience of 3,298 at Redland Field, the Reds put up an 11-spot in the second inning. Hall of Fame centerfielder Edd Roush was part of that Reds team, but was not among those to hit a triple that afternoon in Cincinnati.

Cuckoo Christensen stepped to the plate with two runners aboard and laced a triple into center field. An error allowed Christensen to score and put the Reds up 3-1. The next batter up, Curt Walker knocked a triple of his own into left field. After an RBI single by Roush, Bubbles Hargave hit a triple to right field.

After four straight singles and an error, the Reds had gone on top of the Braves by a score of 9-1. Walker came to the plate for the second time in the inning, and for the second time hit a triple. This one, like the previous three-bagger, went to left field. Roush popped up to end the inning, but the Reds had scored 12 runs. The final score was 13-3.