Roy Akin

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Roy Benjamin Akin

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 8", Weight 180 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Roy Akin was a minor league player in the Pacific Coast League. In 1911, Akin hit into the only unassisted triple play by an outfielder. Akin lined out to Walter Carlisle. Carlisle ran from shallow centerfield to second base thus retiring the runner who took off too early en route to third base. He then beat the runner on first back to the bag completing the odd 8 unassisted triple play.

The next season Akin turned an unassisted triple play of his own. Akin was playing third base for the Houston Buffaloes and Waco had runners on second and third during the May 9 game. A hit-and-run bunt did not work as planned as Akin caught the bunted ball, stepped on third to force the runner there, then tagged out the runner coming down from second base.

  Also was a manager at Galveston (South Texas) in 1905.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
1915 Mexia Gassers Central Texas League 28-33 5th
1916 Mexia Gassers Central Texas League -- -- Replaced by Grady White
1917 Mexia Gassers Central Texas League 8-6 1st
1921 Graham Hijackers Texas-Oklahoma League -- -- Succeeded Ed Appleton, was succeeded by C. Van Zandt
1922 Mexia Gushers Texas-Oklahoma League 47-60 6th

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