The Triple play is an almost mythological occurrence for people playing the game. A triple play is a relatively rare occurrence in baseball with only 720 being recorded since 1876. The unassisted triple play is the unicorn of major league baseball, the rarest of all baseball plays with only 15 being recorded since 1900. In over fifty years of watching baseball, I’ve never witnessed a triple play in major league baseball, either in person or on TV. I’ve also never seen a no-hitter in its entirety, so take that for what it’s worth.
In all the years I’ve played baseball and beer league softball, I’ve only been involved in one triple play and I remember it as if it happened yesterday, even though it was at least ten years ago.