Back in 1930 on this day, the Philadelphia Athletics became the only team to pull off the triple steal twice in one game. The two stolen runs weren't needed in the end as the A's routed Cleveland 14-2 at League Park in Cleveland.
In the first inning, with Al Simmons on third, Bing Miller on second, and Dib Williams on first, Philadelphia pulled off a triple steal against Cleveland right-hander Pete Jablonowski (who would later change his name to Pete Appleton). That was the final run of the A's 3-run first inning.
In the fourth, Mickey Cochrane was on third, Jimmie Foxx on second, and Al Simmons was on first, when the A's decided to steal home again. That was part of a 6-run fourth that sent Jablonowski to the showers.
Miller would steal another base in the game and the A's had seven overall for the game.
This stolen base output was rather unusual for the A's in 1930, who would go 102-52 en route to their second straight World Series win. The A's stole just 48 bases all season, the 7th lowest total in the AL. Last place Boston stole just 42.