The Most Incredible Play In Jays History

Tuesday, September 05 2006 @ 10:52 PM EDT

Contributed by: Bruce Wrigley

Going through Jesse Barfield's double plays on Retrosheet for a research project, Craig B came across this now-forgotten gem in the game log...

Game Played on Tuesday, July 9, 1985 (N) at Kingdome

Starting Lineups:

Toronto Blue Jays Seattle Mariners
1. Garcia 2b Reynolds 2b
2. Moseby cf Bradley lf
3. Burroughs dh Davis 1b
4. Bell lf G. Thomas dh
5. Barfield rf Cowens rf
6. Martinez c Henderson cf
7. Upshaw 1b Presley 3b
8. Iorg 3b Kearney c
9. Fernandez ss Owen ss

On the mound were Tom Filer for Toronto and Matt Young for the Mariners.

(Jesse Barfield already had thrown Jim Presley out at the plate in the 2nd)


Bradley singled;

Davis made an out to center;

Filer balked [Bradley to second];

G. Thomas singled to right [Bradley out at home (right to catcher), G. Thomas out at home
(catcher to left to catcher]; Martinez breaks ankle on collision at plate; Thomas takes
3b on throw; Martinez (on ground) throws into lf; Bell throws home and Martinez makes catch
and tag while seated.

0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Mariners 0.

That was a pretty good play! Any other suggestions or memories of great plays?