Found April 07, 2014 on Reading Between The Seams:
Sonny Gray (Credit: Gregory Bull/Associated Press) Oakland A’s pitcher Sonny Gray recorded a strange out during yesterday’s game against the Seattle Mariners. Watch as Mariners’ third baseman Kyle Seager hits the ball off the first base bag and the ball caroms right into Sonny Gray’s glove. Gray won the race to first and recorded the out. If you’re scoring at home, that’s a “1U”, but we know the base itself assisted this play. Check it out (Courtesy of Nicholas Persichilli Reading Between the Seams Part of the Sports-Kings Network Like us on Facebook Follow @Gooberstatus Follow @RBTS_baseball Follow @realsportskings The post WATCH: Weirdest Pitcher Unassisted Play Ever appeared first on Reading Between The Seams.

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