The Baseball Player Who Tried to Steal Third, Only to End up Stealing First Base

Who's on first?

The wackiest night in baseball since the Abbot and Costello skit occurred Friday night during the Brewers-Cubs game, where Jean Segura tried to stole third but ended up stealing first base!

Jayson Stark of ESPN explains:

I think we just found baseball's version of Leon Lett.

I'm talking about Brewers shortstop Jean Segura, who, like the mixed-up grandma who made a U-turn on a one-way street, performed an act of baserunning madness Friday that he'll be seeing, on scoreboard video-screen blooper reels, for the rest of his life.

To even try to describe this adventure is almost as challenging as actually doing it. And all the jumbled online play-by-play accounts out there are living proof.

But here's the simplest way to sum it up:

This guy stole second. Then he tried to steal third but somehow wound up on first. Then he got thrown out trying to steal second again. All in a span of five pitches.

Link | Here's the play in question over at MLB.com (source of screenshot)


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Lloyd Moseby did it better. He thought the throw to 2nd was actually a hit ball that the center fielder caught so that is why he headed back to first.
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