Analysis

Werth’s Steal of Home a Rare Feat

Jayson Werth is a thief; he stole second, third, and home. All in the same inning.

It was his team leading sixth steal of the year and fourth of the night, tying Gary Maddox and Sherry Magee for the franchise record of most steals in a game. Magee did it twice in 1906, and Maddox did it in 1978.

Werth became the 49th player in Major League history, and the ninth since 1942 to steal second, third, and home in the same inning. The last Phillie to complete this feat was Pete Rose during the seventh inning on May 11, 1980. The last major league player to do it was Eric Young of the Colorado Rockies in 1996.

It is rare that one player can do such a task, but Ty Cobb and Honus Wagner each did it four times, the most in the history of baseball.

The last Phillie to steal home was Carlos Ruiz as part of a double steal on June 26, 2007.

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