Saturday, July 26, 2014

Things Happened In 3's For Yasiel Puig. Jimmy Sheckard Knew That Feeling 113 Years Ago

Jimmy Sheckard with the Cubs in 1910
Do you know who Jimmy Sheckard is?

Back on opening day 1901 Sheckard had three triples for the Brooklyn Bridegrooms/Superbas.

113 years later Yasiel Puig matched Sheckard with three triples Friday night against the San Francisco Giants.

Of course it helps when two of your three baggers and blasted to the deepest part of AT&T Park.

"I saw I'm the second guy in franchise history, and it's important, but it's way better to win the playoffs and win the World Series," Puig said 

Puig added a double with his three triples going 4-5 for the game.

According to the Dodgers only three players since 1954 have hit three triples and a double in a game:

Les Bell - 1926
Herm Winningham - 1990
Yasiel Puig - 2014

You might say Jimmy Sheckard was a good as Puig for his era some 115 years ago.

Jimmy Sheckard
In 1901, the year Sheckard hit three triples in a game for Brooklyn, he led the National League in triples with 19 and a league best .536 slugging percentage.  

That same season Sheckard became the first and to anyone's knowledge the only player in the majors to hit inside the park grand slam home runs in consectutive games.

In 1903 Sheckard became the first player to lead the league in home runs and steals.  Only Ty Cobb in 1909 and Chuck Klein in 1932 are the only other players to achieve that double.

Sheckard enjoyed a 17 year major league career and won two World Series titles as a member of the Chicago Cubs.

Like Yasiel Puig Jimmy Sheckard was a tough out.

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