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Well, I’ll add this: St. Louis Kolten Wong has triples in three consecutive games. This is great on multiple levels. One, triples are awesome. Two, there are fewer triples now than ever. Three, Kolten Wong had ONE TRIPLE all year before he started this streak. And he had two triples all of last year.
Wong got his first triple against Sonny Gray in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader against the Reds. He got his second triple off Luis Castillo in the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader against the Reds. And he got his third triple off San Francisco’s Tyler Beede on Monday.
The live-ball record, best I can tell, is four consecutive games with a triple and it has happened ten times. Sammy Sosa did it. Tommy Herr did it. Billy Williams did it. It was done a few more times in the 1920s, 30s and 40s.
The last person to do it was Nomar Garciaparra in June of 2003.
One of Buck O’Neil’s favorite stories was about the time he hit for the cycle; on his last at-bat he hit the fence with a long fly ball and might have been able to turn it into an inside-the-park home run … but he needed to the triple.
“So,” he said, “I stopped at third.”
If Kolten Wong has the same chance Tuesday night, here’s hoping he stops at third.