Walter Carlisle

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Walter Carlisle
Walter Carlisle 1911.jpeg
Born: (1881-07-06)6 July 1881
Yorkshire, England
Died: 27 May 1945(1945-05-27) (aged 63)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Batted: Both Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 8, 1908, for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
May 11, 1908, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average .100
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 0

Walter Carlisle [Rosy] (6 July 1881 - 27 May 1945) was a left fielder in Major League Baseball (MLB) who played briefly for the Boston Red Sox during the 1908 season. Carlisle was a switch-hitter and threw right-handed. He was born in Yorkshire, England.

In a three-game career, Carlisle was a .100 hitter (1-for-10) with one stolen base without home runs.

While playing in the Pacific Coast League for the Vernon Tigers, Carlisle executed an unassisted triple play against Los Angeles Angels. With the score tied at 3–3 in the sixth inning, and runners on first and second bases, Carlisle made a diving catch of a short fly batted by Roy Akin; stepped on second to retire Charlie Moore, and tagged George Metzger coming from first. The Tigers won the game, 5–4. With his heroic feat, Carlisle entered the records books as the only outfielder ever to make an unassisted triple play in organized baseball (July 19, 1911). Curiously, in the following season Akin pulled off his own unassisted triple play, albeit as an infielder.

Carlisle died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 63.

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