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Watch Tony Campana steal second, third, and home

Apr 28, 2013, 9:25 PM EDT

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You may remember Tony Campana as the speedy outfielder used infrequently by the Cubs between 2011 and ’12. Over those two seasons, Campana stole 54 bases (including 15 steals of third base) in 59 attempts and was on base 106 times, 96 of which were via single, walk, or hit by pitch. In other words, in about one out of every two times Campana reached base, he attempted to steal a base and was successful 91.5 percent of the time.

The Diamondbacks acquired Campana in a trade with the Cubs this February and had him start the year with Triple-A Reno. In 62 plate appearances, Campana is only hitting .192 but has stolen six bases in as many attempts, and it includes a trifecta he achieved yesterday: he stole second, third, and home during the same at-bat. Watch it below:

  1. frank35sox - Apr 28, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    Did you guys fire Calc?

    • cur68 - Apr 29, 2013 at 12:20 AM

      Its the weekend. he takes the weekend off to play with his cat and polish his head up.

  2. nothanksimdriving123 - Apr 28, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    Gutsy base running, but the two throws and the pitch clearly helped his cause.

    • forsch31 - Apr 28, 2013 at 11:31 PM

      As the announcer pointed out, Campana arrived before either throw did. On the throw to third, the third baseman actually had to avoid Campana when he jumped, because he was already sliding in before the ball arrived. A perfect on-line throw wouldn’t have caught him.

      The “pitch”, meanwhile, was perfectly placed, but the catcher was caught off guard (as was the pitcher) and couldn’t handle it.

  3. thebadguyswon - Apr 28, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    Well, he went to St Lawrence University. Enough said.

    • thebadguyswon - Apr 28, 2013 at 10:54 PM

      Ignore…wrong thread.

  4. cogitobaseballergosum - Apr 29, 2013 at 2:02 AM

    The steal of home was interesting as it was a 3-2 pitch with 2 outs. If the pitcher had simply thrown strike three instead of stepping off and throwing home it would’ve been 3 outs, no run. Or the batter would’ve killed Campana swinging at the pitch.

    • louhudson23 - Apr 29, 2013 at 4:20 AM

      If my Aunt Mary had balls,she would be my Uncle Joe…….baseball is one big ass IF….great play and wonderful to see him flash full speed in to view….I would have love to have been there to see it unfold fully…..

  5. sawxalicious - Apr 29, 2013 at 2:53 AM

    That was pretty awesome…maybe as rare as hitting for the cycle?

  6. beelza - Apr 29, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    I call for three pass balls and conceede the run. The longer that guy remains on the base path the dumber the infield team looks.

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