Player catches ball off head, turns triple play

Nashville Sounders center fielder Logan Schafer uses his head to start a triple play. YouTube

A week ago, the Milwaukee Brewers turned a slick triple play against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The team's minor league affiliate, the Nashville Sounders, must have felt left out because a week later, they turned their own triple play - but in decidedly more entertaining fashion.

It happened Saturday night in the bottom of the third inning when Sounders center fielder Logan Schafer misjudged a line drive hit by Clint Robinson of the Omaha Storm Chasers. Schafer broke in, then reversed course just in time to get his glove on the ball, which then popped up and hit his head.

Schafer managed to snag the ball off his noggin and fire it back to the infield, where the two Omaha base runners were so bewildered that they were easy outs. The bizarre play saved two runs and helped preserve Nashville's 4-1 win.

As for Mr. Schafer, his description of the play says it all: "It was a little bit of disbelief and a lot of humor," Schafer told MiLB.com. "When the ball hits you on your head, it's pretty embarrassing, but I'm glad I could catch it. They were all laughing quite a bit, it's a pretty funny play. Everyone was kind of in disbelief and they were all cracking up."

  • Stephen Smith

    Stephen Smith is a senior editor for CBSNews.com

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