Found September 27, 2012 on
New York Yankees third baseman Eric Chavez had an embarrassing gaffe during Wednesday's game at Target Field against the Minnesota Twins when he forgot the number of outs during the fifth inning, blowing a double play opportunity as a result.
With one out in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Twins had runners on first and second. Twins batter Pedro Florimon grounded to third in what would have been an inning-ending double play, but Chavez nonchalantly stepped on the bag and started jogging towards the dugout thinking the inning was over.
After Chavez turned and saw none of his teammates leaving the field, he realized his mistake and apologized to pitcher CC Sabathia for extending the inning. Fortunately the Twins didn't score any runs, as Sabathia got the next Twins batter, Denard Span, to ground out to first and end the inning.
Chavez isn't the only major league baseball player to forget the number of outs this year, but hopefully he can hold himself accountable so that he doesn't do it again.
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