Watch the Cubs Turn a Record SEVEN Double Plays in Their Win Over the Pirates

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Watch the Cubs Turn a Record SEVEN Double Plays in Their Win Over the Pirates

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In a given nine-inning game, the maximum number of double plays a team could turn is nine. Because of that obvious factoid, I kind of always wondered: has a team ever done that? I guessed not, but I then wondered how many the record was (not that I ever got around to Googling it). Whenever I’d see the Cubs turn four or so double plays in a game – which is a ton! – I’d think about this topic, but since the record was never mentioned, I figured they must not be especially close.

Well, sometimes laziness and inaction pays off, because last night the Cubs answered the question for me by turning a record-tying SEVEN double plays in their win against the Pirates, including the final outs of the game. Enjoy them all:

That ties a record set twice before, and not accomplished in nearly 50 years:

And just for some context on how crazy it was that the Cubs got seven double plays, here’s what Jesse Rogers sent out when the Cubs got up to five (which, again, is a HUGE amount):

What the Cubs just did is WAY more rare than a perfect game or hitting for the cycle. It’s even more rare than a four-homer game. As a matter of fact, it’s almost exactly as rare as a two-out, pinch-hit, walk-off, grand slam

(Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)

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