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Triple Your Pleasure (x2)

I've sung the praises of this new Baseball-Reference Play Index tool a few times already, so I'll tell you again how wonderful it is to be able to use it to share some more minutiae with you. People like to speak of the excitement of the multi-homer game. A multi-triple game, like the one Jose Reyes had in another rout on Friday, is as exciting, and a lot more rare.

* It was the 3rd multi-triple game of Jose Reyes' career. The two previous ones came in 2005- on May 18 against the Reds and May 26 in Florida against the Marlins.

* The 3 multi-triple games are a team record, breaking the mark he previously shared with Doug Flynn (who once had a 3-triple game) and Lance Johnson.

* Johnson had 8 multi-triple games, most by any player within the last 50 years, one more than George Brett and two more than Willie Mays. The active leaders are Carl Crawford and Omar Vizquel, who have 5.

* Among the other notable players to have had 3 multi-triple games: Joe Morgan, Pete Rose (2 coming against the Mets), Lou Brock, and Vince Coleman

* Lastly, if anyone out there can name the only pitcher in the last 50 years to have a multi-triple game, you're golden in my eyes. Or in this case, you're probably related to the guy who did it, Jim Golden, who had a multi-triple game against the Mets in a 16-3 win by Houston in Game 2 of a doubleheader on June 22, 1962. Amazing.

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