Before Angel Pagan hit an inside-the-park home run and started a triple play in the same game Wednesday night, Philadelphia's Ted Kazanski was the last player to do so 55 years ago.

When reached by phone Thursday morning, the 76-year-old Kazanski remembered the triple play he started that day far more than his inside-the-park home run.

That's because - get this - the triple play ended their season.

"One swing," he said, "Bam! The season's over."

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All these years later the memory of that play is still fresh in the former shortstop's mind thanks to the incredible abruptness - not to mention oddity - of seeing a baseball season end on a triple play.

Newsday's Jim Baumbach caught up with Kazanski by telephone today. To read more about this story, click here.